Man Held on Six Million Dollar Bond after Car Chase
LEVY COUNTY - A high-speed chase in Levy County leaves one Chiefland man on a 6 million dollar bail.
Levy County Sheriffs deputies, with the help of the U.S. Marshall's office, were trying to arrest Jonathan Allen at a McDonalds on a cocaine charge, when he pulled out of the drive-thru, trying to run over an officer while he tried to get away.
The man then led deputies on a high-speed chase on US 19 where he swerved into oncoming traffic, almost running cars off the road.
He then went back across the median and tried to ram into police cars.
Officers were finally able stop him, but Major Evan Sullivan says all of the charges could have been avoided.
"He was reckless…he had no regard for human life...we have a zero tolerance for this type of behavior...all he had to do was stop when he was told to stop."
Sullivan asks those who were almost run off the road by Allen to call the sheriff's office.
The man has 15 charges against him, including attempted homicide, but more could be brought against him if witnesses file a report.
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