An attempted vehicle stop turned into a foot chase Friday evening in Lake City.
According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), troopers attempted to stop a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on U.S. Highway 90 at SE Hernando Avenue around 6:30 p.m. The SUV traveled south on SE Hernando, pulled over at SW Saint Johns Street and once stopped, the three occupants exited the SUV and fled on foot with two running east from the vehicle and one running west.
FHP aircraft in the area were able to locate one of the suspects hiding in a yard at the corner of SE Nassau Street and SE Vickers Terrace, where FHP troopers took the suspect into custody.
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) K-9 unit and FHP troopers attempted to track the other two suspects searching a half-mile track, but the suspects were not located. An ongoing investigation continues to identify the two suspects.
Law enforcement found numerous types of narcotics in the abandoned SUV.
FHP troopers were assisted by the Lake City Police Department and CCSO.