November 24, 2011

Marathon man charged with fleeing from deputies, hit and run accident

Marathon – A Marathon man is under arrest after he fled from deputies early Wednesday, hitting a parked car in the process.

Deputy Nicholas Abroe was northbound on U.S. One at 62nd Street at 4 a.m. when he saw 37 year old Jack Carlson and a woman getting into a black Chevrolet Corvette in the parking lot of Dion’s Quik Mart. The car’s top was down as Carlson pulled onto the highway behind the deputy.

Deputy Abroe pulled off the roadway and saw Carlson accelerate past him, well in excess of the 45 mile per hour speed limit. The deputy drove back onto the highway and turned on his lights and siren to pull the car over.

Instead of stopping, Carlson sped up reaching speeds of at least 100 miles per hour. He ran a red light turning onto at 107th street, sideswiping a parked gray Chevrolet Trailblazer.

He continued fleeing and Deputy Abroe lost sight of the vehicle, which was found abandoned at the rear of Big Time Bait and Tackle, a shop owned by Carlson.

A woman fitting the description of the one in the car with Carlson was found sitting on a bench nearby. She said Carlson had parked the car and had run down the street.

Several hours later, Carlson showed up at the Marathon Substation and wanted to report his car stolen. After an interview with detectives, he was placed under arrest. He was charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding police, hit and run and making a false report of a crime. His vehicle was seized for possible forfeiture. 

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