Carjacking suspect arrested in North Fort Myers after chase

Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Published: Updated:

A carjacking suspect was arrested Friday morning after he led law enforcement on a short chase into North Fort Myers.

According to the Fort Myers Police Department, police pursued 27-year-old Zachary Pegg after a carjacking on First Street. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office helped catch and arrest him off Bayshore Road.

According to an FMPD public information officer, the victim was not injured in the incident.

The chase ended in a residential neighborhood off Leetana Road, and a firearm was found near Pegg when he was arrested.

For the time being, it’s unclear if Pegg is connected to the residence.

While driving, Pegg crossed into North Fort Myers, came back around I-75 to Palm Beach Blvd., and then back into North Fort Myers.

Pegg faces multiple felony charges, including, but not limited to, armed carjacking and fleeing and eluding.

No other vehicles or property were damaged during the pursuit.



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During the pursuit, LCSO’s aviation unit tracked the car to help units coordinate the arrest.
Pegg ultimately ran from the car with LCSO, FMPD and K-9 units chasing him. After attempting to hide in a shed, Pegg was caught by the K-9s.

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