A Crestview teenager suspected of stealing a car from a Fort Walton Beach home was captured today, several hours after fleeing from deputies and crashing in a backyard.
The suspect, 16-year old Cam’ron Lewis was driving a stolen vehicle in Crestview when he spotted two Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Stillwell Road and fled down Brentwood, a dead end road. Lewis then drove through a wooden privacy fence, got airborne, and drove through the back yards of some townhomes. He took out more fences before getting wedged and fleeing on foot.
His getaway didn’t last long. OCSO deputies tracked him down this afternoon and have charged him with grand theft of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
Lewis told them he sped off because he didn’t want to go to jail.