Man brought down by K9s after hit-and-run crash on I-10

Posted at 5:43 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 13:51:49-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - An Alabama man has been arrested in Monticello after he crashed a car he stole from Mississippi on I-10 and tried run from the scene. 

Marlin McCrory, 46, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol.  

On Thursday at about 12:26 p.m., the Tallahassee Regional Communication Center received a call of an accident on I-10 near mile marker 221, where McCrory was trying to flee the scene.  

After getting a tag number, the Tallahassee Regional Communication Center discovered that the car had been reported stolen from Mississippi and that there was an active BOLO for McCrory and the car. 

FHP stated McCrory, who was a probationer, left his worksite in Ocean Springs Mississippi where he stole a white, 2002 Toyota Camry.

Callers reported that the driver was driving recklessly and crashed. 

After crashing, FHP said the driver fled the scene on foot and entered the wooded area of the interstate, where he was later spotted by an FHP airplane.  

Department of Corrections K9 units moved in and arrested McCrory.

McCrory sustained minor cuts as a result of the incident and was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to receive medical care.  

He was later taken and booked into the Jefferson County Jail. During the course of the investigation, FHP found that McCrory possessed a counterfeit North Carolina driver's license. 

He is being charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, hit and run, resisting arrest without violence, and driving without a driver's license.