CCSO: Man arrested after leading deputies on high-speed chase in Immokalee

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Jermiyah Lyvonne Elliot (Credit: CCSO booking photo)

A 21-year-old Broward County man is in the Collier County jail after deputies say he led them on a pursuit Wednesday while driving a stolen vehicle.

Jermiyah Lyvonne Elliot of Pompano Beach is facing charges of high-speed fleeing and eluding and grand theft auto.

Around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were on the lookout for a white Lexus with a New York license plate that had been reported stolen out of Lee County. Around 4:25 p.m. deputies spotted a vehicle matching the description of the stolen Lexus traveling east on SR-82 near the intersection with SR-29. The deputies activated their lights and sirens and attempted to stop the car, but the driver, later identified as Elliot, failed to yield and a pursuit ensued.

Elliot drove the stolen vehicle onto SR-29 heading into the town of Immokalee at 88 mph through heavy traffic and rainy conditions. Deputies performed a PIT maneuver, disabling the vehicle at the intersection of SR-29 and New Market Road. Elliot ran out of the car and across several residential yards before jumping over a fence where he was met by deputies and taken into custody.

Further investigation by deputies found Elliot had an active warrant out of Broward County for violating the conditions of his pretrial release on burglary and resisting arrest charges.

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