By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 13, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man wanted in Mississippi following a crash on I-10 near mile marker 221.
The Florida Highway Patrol received a call around 12:26 p.m. on Thursday about a crash with the driver, later identified has Marlin McCrory, fleeing the scene.
FHP says after obtaining a tag number, it was discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Mississippi and there was an active alert for both the vehicle and McCrory. According to officials, McCrory left his worksite in Ocean Springs, Mississippi after stealing a white 2002 Toyota Camry.
Troopers say callers reported that McCrory was driving recklessly and crashed before fleeing the scene on foot into a wooded area off of the interstate.
McCrory was spotted by an FHP airplane, and K9 units from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and a Florida Highway Patrol CVE unit moved in and arrested him without incident.
According to troopers, McCrory had sustained minor lacerations during the crash and was transported to TMH to receive medical care before being transported and booked into the Jefferson County Jail.
McCrory is facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, hit and run, resisting arrest without violence and not having a driver's license. Officials say he possessed a counterfeit driver's license from North Carolina.