Press Release: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted Leon County law enforcement in catching two Tallahassee teenagers who were fleeing Leon County during a 2:03 a.m. high speed pursuit Monday, May 13, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
Reginald Reshard Donaldson, 18, of Windy Pine Way in Tallahassee and Tariq Akbar Kareem, 18, of Primrose Lane in Tallahassee were apprehended at U.S. Highway 319 and Highway 267 after attempting to flee law enforcement. The armed suspects were wanted for carjacking in Leon County.
WCSO Deputy Sean Wheeler observed a Chevrolet Impala southbound on U.S. Highway 319 at a high rate of speed with two Leon County Sheriff’s Office vehicles in emergency pursuit. The suspect vehicle attempted to make an eastbound turn onto Highway 267 but due to the speed of the vehicle, crashed into a convenience store ditch.
The two teenagers got out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Deputy Wheeler maneuvered his vehicle in the path of one of the fleeing suspects and chased after Donaldson on foot.
Kareem fled into a wooded area and was captured behind the convenience store by a Tallahassee Police Department K-9 Unit. Donaldson fled into the woods as well and was caught by Deputy Wheeler who used his Taser to gain control of the suspect. Deputy Wheeler was joined by a Leon County Deputy in taking Donaldson into custody.
Both suspects were cleared by Wakulla EMS and were turned over to Leon County Sheriff’s Office deputies for arrest and transportation back to Tallahassee. The K-9 Unit recovered a revolver which was found to have been stolen out of Tallahassee.
In addition to the Wakulla and Leon County Sheriff’s Offices and Tallahassee Police Department being involved in the incident, the Florida Highway Patrol also assisted at the scene. WCSO Deputy Vicki Mitchell, Lt. Mike Kemp and Deputy Billy Metcalf were also involved.