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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Florida Man Arrested After High Speed Chase in Stolen Vehicle

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

MacIntosh Plaza

Newark – The Delaware State Police in conjunction with the New Castle County Police and Maryland State Police, have arrested Marcus Heath, 26, of Jacksonville, Florida, after he led police on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle.

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at approximately 4:21 p.m., Delaware authorities were contacted by the Maryland State Police, who advised that a stolen, silver, 2006 Mercedes Benz with Florida tags, possibly being operated by Heath was on I-95 in Maryland, and may be headed towards Delaware.

At approximately 4:40 p.m., a Maryland State Trooper, in a fully marked patrol vehicle, located the Mercedes as it was traveling northbound on I-95 in the area of mile marker 108.7 in Cecil County, Maryland. The Trooper who was able to positively identify Heath as the operator, activated his emergency equipment and initiated a lawful traffic stop. Heath refused to stop, and continued to travel I-95 northbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle proceeded in to Delaware, where it was last seen, on I-95 northbound in the area of the Delaware House service plaza.

At approximately 6:15 p.m., this same date, a 911 call was made by a resident in the 400 block of Rosewood Drive, Newark, advising that an unoccupied, silver Mercedes Benz with Florida tags was parked in their driveway, and that they were not familiar with the vehicle.

Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies began searching the area and at approximately 6:30 p.m., a Delaware Trooper observed a subject matching the description of Heath in the area of Christiana Road (DE Rt. 273) and McIntosh Plaza, Newark. As the Trooper approached, Heath attempted to flee, however he was taken in to custody without incident after a brief foot pursuit.

Heath is currently being held as an out of state fugitive.

A photo of Heath is currently not available.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 062018 1435



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