|Three arrested after leading WCSO on a vehicle pursuit|
On April 23, WCSO deputies made three arrests following a high speed pursuit at 3:21 a.m. Deputy Stephen Simmons observed a vehicle with an expired tag that was involved in previous law enforcement encounters during the past week. Deputy Simmons attempted to conduct a traffic stop at Shadeville Highway and Spring Creek Highway but the driver accelerated to more than 80 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone.
The vehicle turned east and then north on Highway 61 and reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. As the vehicle crossed Highway 267 at a high rate of speed the vehicle bottomed out on the road and was damaged. Deputy Simmons caught up to the damaged vehicle at Strattonwood Drive. The vehicle stopped and a male subject ran into the woods and two females were captured at the vehicle.
Deputy Ross Hasty captured Jeffrey Allyn Saba, 26, of Crawfordville hiding on the ground in the woods. He was in possession of a box which contained pills, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Inside the vehicle, cocaine was observed along with marijuana, pills and more drug paraphernalia.
Saba was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of Schedule II and Schedule III narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, fleeing and eluding and felony driving while license is suspended or revoked. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail and is being held on a $36,500 bond.
The females in the vehicle were identified as Chelsie Elizabeth Corin Andrews, 21, of Crawfordville and Louann Clark Maiorano, 28, of Panacea. Andrews was charged with obstruction of justice/resisting without violence and is being held in jail under a $500 bond. Maiorano was charged with allowing an unauthorized person to drive her vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. She posted a $1,250 bond and was released. The investigation also included Deputy Gibby Gibson, Lt. Mike Kemp, Sgt. Ryan Muse and FHP Trooper Josh Greene.
Pictured top to bottom: Saba, Andrews and Maiorano.