A Key Largo man was arrested early today after he fled from pursuing officers on his motorcycle and was found to be in possession of cocaine.
Sgt. Jason Madnick was southbound at the 100 mile marker at 1:30 a.m. when he saw a motorcycle pull onto the highway from Kay Drive, running a stop sign. The motorcyclist accelerated northbound and passed the sergeant at a high rate of speed.
Sgt. Madnick turned around to pull the motorcycle over. He also radioed to other deputies to watch for the motorcycle. Deputy Derick Velez was in the area and spotted the motorcycle. He got behind it in an attempt to pull it over. The motorcycle finally turned off the highway into the parking lot of the Waffle House. The driver traveled through the lot and onto the property of Centennial Bank. Sgt. Madnick and Deputy Velez pulled up to him as he was trying to restart his motorcycle. He was taken into custody.
24 year old Ilias Agelis appeared to be impaired and admitted drinking alcohol. When he arrived at the detention center, six plastic bags containing cocaine were found in his wallet. He was charged with fleeing and eluding police, possession of cocaine, introduction of contraband to a corrections facility, driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, having no brake lights, no proof of insurance, no registration, no approved eyewear, running a stop sign, and improper passing.