LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
ROBERT B. McCALLUM, JR., SHERIFF
November 19, 2019
On November 17th the Ocala Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The car, described as a red Mitsubishi Lancer, was entered into the state wide computer system used by law enforcement and BOLO (be on the lookout) notice was issued. It did not take long for the car to be spotted.
Deputy Mike Sinclair was patrolling in Inglis when he spotted the vehicle at the stop light at CR 40 and US 19. He confirmed quickly that this was in-fact the stolen vehicle reported to Ocala PD. He activated his emergency equipment signaling the driver to stop, but instead the car sped away. A short pursuit ensued as the driver made multiple attempts to elude Deputy Sinclair, spinning out of control twice before crashing into an embankment and becoming stuck.
Two juvenile females immediately exited the vehicle screaming at Deputy Sinclair for help. The driver, ultimately identified as 19 year old Chloe Allen of Inglis, crawled out from behind the driver’s wheel and began yelling profanities at Deputy Sinclair as he took her into custody.
Deputy Sinclair transported Allen to the Levy County Detention Facility intent on charging her with a multitude of crimes. However, when they entered the facility, Allen told Deputy Sinclair she swallowed methamphetamines and heroin as he was arresting her. She at that time was not showing any symptoms of an overdose, but was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
Allen did not end her bid for freedom just because she was hospitalized. While being treated she feigned an urgent need to go into the restroom. Once inside she removed her IV and decided to attempt her second escape by crawling into the ceiling. Her efforts to escape did not go unnoticed and she was quickly removed from crawl space. She was released from the hospital soon after and returned to the Levy County Detention Facility.
Deputy Sinclair has filed the charges of grand theft motor vehicle, fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement, no valid driver’s license, child neglect (endangerment) and obstructing/resisting arrest without violence. Her bond has been set at $86,000 on these charges. The additional charge of escape is being filed in Alachua County and no bond has been assigned on this charge.