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Deputies, troopers arrest suspect who ran from stolen car

Florida Highway Patrol Vehicle
Posted at 2:40 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 15:55:38-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - An 18-year-old from Missouri was arrested in Madison County after fleeing from a stolen car, initiating a multi-agency manhunt.     

Ronnell Lowe, of Grain Valley, Missouri, was arrested by FHP on Thursday.  

FHP said at about 12:25 p.m. on Thursday they received multiple reports of a BMW driving above the speed limit and passing other vehicles on the shoulder on State Road 8 in Madison. 

FHP initiated a traffic stop, but Lowe continued to drive before getting off at exit 241 and hitting several reflector posts as well as a concrete curb.  

Lowe continued eastbound on State Road 8, driving in the inside lane and slowing down, before swerving the car to the right, hitting a FHP patrol car.  

Lowe then ran from the car and a multi-agency manhunt for Lowe was initiated.  

FHP says Lowe was found in the wood line, north of State Road 8 without further incident.  

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee, Florida Department of Corrections, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Madison County Sheriff's Office, and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office helped FHP on scene. 

FHP says charges are currently pending. 


MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Highway Patrol and the Madison County Sheriff's Office are currently searching a section of woods near I-10 for a suspect who ran from a stolen vehicle. 

MCSO says the suspect ran from the stolen vehicle on I-10 near the 245 mile marker. 

Deputies and canines are actively searching the woods and swamp on the north side of I-10. 

MCSO states due to the extremely thick and wet conditions, multiple department of corrections canine teams have also been requested to respond.  

According to MCSO, at this time there is no populated area affected, however people may notice a large law enforcement presence along the side of I-10. 

Deputies state the only description available of the suspect at this time is a black man and his clothing would be soiled and wet. 

MCSO says if you see anyone other than a law enforcement officer walking on the side of the interstate in this area please call 911 immediately and provide your location, but do not stop.