Fleeing Felon Arrested
February 15, 2017
Ontez Ellison (10-23-93) of Bronson has a lengthy history
with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and has tallied 4 felony arrests to his
lists of accomplishments. Ellison had been placed on supervised probation based
upon his most recent felony charge, but failed to comply with his probation
conditions. As a result of this a warrant for his arrest for violating his
probation was issued.
On February 12, 2017 Deputy Sinclair received a radio call
issuing a BOLO (be on the lookout) for car reported stolen in Alachua County.
Deputy Sinclair spotted a car matching the description of the vehicle issued in
the BOLO near NE 105 Avenue and turned around to conduct a traffic stop.
Instead of stopping, the driver of the vehicle sped away. Deputy Sinclair was
able to read the tag number of the fleeing car and confirmed it was in-fact the
stolen vehicle. But, the driver still did not stop and made evasive turns and
accelerated away from Deputy Sinclair. Deputy Sinclair was able to clearly see
the driver on several occasions during the pursuit and positively identified
Ellison as the driver.
Ellison fled from Deputy Sinclair into Alachua County.
Ellison ultimately abandoned the car in the area of SW 95 Avenue in Archer and
fled on foot. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisting in the pursuit
deployed their K-9 units to the area. However, Ellison could not be located.
His passenger, Julius Wright, was not as lucky and was arrested by ACSO.
On February 14, 2017 based upon Ellison’s reckless
indifference and consistent attempts to flee and elude law enforcement, he was
talked into surrendering. Investigator Barrera with the LCSO Drug Task Force
was able to negotiate Ellison’s peaceful surrender when prior attempts had
failed. Ellison was taken into custody in Bronson and booked into the Levy
County Detention Facility. He has been charged with three counts of violation
of probation, one count of fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement with
disregard of safety to persons or property and driving with no valid license. He
is being held without bond.