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56-mile Police Pursuit Ended With The Suspect Breaking The Fort Indiantown Gap Gate.

56-mile Police Pursuit Ended With The Suspect Breaking The Fort Indiantown Gap Gate.

A 35-year-old man from Florida was apprehended by Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday afternoon. According to authorities, he allegedly engaged in a high-speed pursuit spanning 56 miles across several counties in central Pennsylvania earlier that morning.

According to a news release from state police, troopers attempted to stop a Kia SUV for a traffic violation at approximately 9:45 a.m. near mile marker 85 on Interstate 81 south in Lebanon County.

The SUV, which police believed was driven by Jimmy Lee Fancy, of Daytona, Fla., did not pull over and fled from officers through the Fort Indiantown Gap base, ramming through a gate before reentering I-81 south, police said.

Troopers proceeded along I-81 south through Dauphin County, where an unfortunate incident took place involving a state police car and a van, and Cumberland County before the driver lost control and crashed near mile marker 33, as stated in the release. Following the accident, the driver quickly fled in the direction of Stoughstown Road/Burnthouse Road and Ritner Highway, leaving a single shoe behind.

Law enforcement officers swiftly responded to the scene, causing a stir among onlookers as they maintained a vigilant stance. Despite their thorough search efforts, the individual, described as wearing tan pants, no shirt, and only one shoe, eluded capture.

According to the police report, the driver is believed to have fled in the vicinity of Stoughstown Road/Burnthouse Road and Ritner Highway.

State police made an announcement just before 4 p.m. on Thursday regarding the arrest of Fancy. However, they did not disclose the location where he was found.

The police did not provide any details about the initial crash in Dauphin County, such as the trooper’s injuries or any involvement of bystanders’ vehicles.

Fancy was sought by the police for a warrant related to a firearms violation in New Jersey. According to court documents in Pennsylvania, Fancy was labeled as a “fugitive from justice” on January 10th.

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