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April 14, 2014

Two arrested following police chase Saturday

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A St. Petersburg man and a Tallahassee man were arrested Saturday following a police chase that ended on US 90 at the I-10 exit in Suwannee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Madison County Deputy Kevin R. Anderson and other Madison County deputies were actively pursuing a 2012 Chevy four door with driver Larvary W. Copeland, 21, St. Petersburg, and Jean-Michel Marcelin, 23, Tallahassee, in Madison County for failure to stop and fleeing to elude law enforcement officers.

While traveling east on I-10 around 4:45 p.m., the pursuit entered Suwannee County. Copeland attempted to elude deputies by exiting I-10 at the US 90 exit. Anderson, driving a 2009 Chevy Tahoe, and other deputies, also exited onto US 90. After exiting onto US 90, Copeland made an abrupt U-turn in an attempt to continue to elude the deputies. Anderson observed the attempted U-turn and began to turn around to continue the pursuit. While making the U-turn, Copeland’s Chevy began to travel sideways into the path of Anderson. Anderson took evasive action by braking and steering to the left but was unable to avoid striking Copeland’s Chevy on the driver’s side.

No injuries were reported. 

Copeland and Marcelin were arrested on multiple charges. They were both transported to the Suwannee County Jail. After completing the initial booking process, both occupants were transported to the Madison County Jail for charges there. 

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