Juvenile with seven local warrants arrested after high-speed chase in stolen vehicle

May 12, 2020

Juvenile with seven local warrants arrested after high-speed chase in stolen vehicle

Media Contact: Makayla Chancey, PIO

Following a high-speed chase and K-9 search, Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies successfully located and captured a juvenile who was driving a stolen vehicle and had seven local warrants for his arrest.

On May 7, 2020 around 5:45 a.m., Bowling Green Police Department received a call of a stolen vehicle and put out a B.O.L.O. (Be on the Lookout) with surrounding agencies in hopes of finding it. Nearly seven hours later, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a H.C.S.O. Deputy noticed a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle driving in the area of Shackelford Road and Griffin Road in Wauchula, FL.

Getting closer to confirm the license plate matched that of the stolen car, which it did, the driver suddenly accelerated, trying to evade law enforcement. Activating his lights and sirens, the deputy quickly followed suit and a high-speed chase ensued.

Driving recklessly with no regard for the safety of other civilians and innocent bystanders, the vehicle came to a sudden stop when the driver, later identified as Marcos Carroll, fled from the car and ran into a nearby wooded area to try and escape. H.C.S.O. K-9 Niko was deployed and led deputies right to Carroll, who was hiding in thick brush near the area of Will Duke Road and U.S. Highway 17.

Carroll was detained on scene and taken into custody. Bowling Green Police Department took possession of the stolen vehicle and returned it to the owner. Two other occupants were also in the car, with one being identified as a missing juvenile out of Orange County and also on probation out of Charlotte County.

At the time of his arrest, Marcos Carroll had a Juvenile Pick Up Order in place, along with seven local warrants, including charges of Grand Theft, Armed Burglary 1st Degree, Burglary of Dwelling, Grand Theft Dwelling Property $100 or more less than $300, Grand Theft $300 or more less than $5,000, and Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance.

He was additionally charged with Fleeing to Elude, Resisting Arrest without Violence, No Valid Driver’s License, and Violation of Probation.