On Wednesday, October 25, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested two men on multiple charges including drug and firearm charges following a vehicle pursuit and crash.
At 1:46 pm, a CCSO Deputy stopped a U-Haul truck on I75 near mile marker 431 for an improper lane change which nearly caused a crash. The Deputy approached the truck and talked with the driver and passenger. The driver did not have identification but provided a name and date of birth.
The Deputy returned to his vehicle and called for backup due to a smell of marijuana coming from the truck. The Deputy was unable to find a driver’s license or id under the name and date of birth given by the driver so he began to walk back to the truck as it sped away.
The Deputy pursued the truck north on I75 where it made a U-turn and continued south. The trucked exited I75 at exit 427 (U.S. 90) and drove east. The truck ran a red light at 90 and Sisters Welcome and struck three vehicles.
The driver, Akeem Davis, 24 and passenger D’Angelo Harden, 29 attempted to flee the crash scene but both were apprehended immediately by CCSO Deputies.
Florida Highway Patrol responded and conducted a crash investigation, where minor injuries were sustained.
Davis was charged with giving a false name to LEO, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, felony hit and run, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and possession of stolen firearm. Harden was charged with three out of state warrants (Al, Ga, and Tx) for fraud, resisting without violence, giving false identification to LEO, and possession of marijuana. Both were booked into Columbia County Detention Facility. Bond amount not known at the time of press release.