High-speed chase ends in crash near Orange Avenue

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 5, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A man is behind bars following a police chase through Tallahassee on Tuesday.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, officers were working in the 2500 block of Holton Street around 4:40 p.m. when they spotted a pickup truck that matched the description of a stolen vehicle.

TPD says officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle, a red Ford 150, but the driver refused to stop. The driver allegedly put the truck in reverse and rammed a patrol car before speeding away.

Officers began to pursue the truck, which fled at a high speed down Lake Bradford Road towards Capital Circle.

A Leon County Sheriff’s helicopter responded to the area and tracked the vehicle as it continued to drive on Capital Circle until the driver made a U-turn and headed towards the Tallahassee International Airport.

Officers deployed "stop spikes" near Orange Avenue and disabled the truck's tires, but the suspect continued to drive through the intersection at Springhill Road and hit a black sedan.

TPD says the suspect tried to run away on foot after the crash, but officers were able to quickly take him into custody.

The suspect, 25-year-old Marshae O'Neal, and a female passenger in the truck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities say the officer in the patrol car that was backed into and the driver of the black sedan were not injured.

O'Neal is facing multiple charges, including grand theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated battery on an officer, and aggravated fleeing with injury or damage.

TPD is continuing to process the scene at this time. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 5, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Authorities are currently on scene of a crash near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Springhill Road.

Multiple Tallahassee Police Department units are on scene.

Witnesses tell us that Orange Avenue is closed at Lake Bradford Road and traffic is being rerouted. Drivers should avoid the area if possible.

This is a developing story. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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