Light Thunderstorms and Rain83° FULL FORECASTLight Thunderstorms and Rain83° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Deputies arrest suspected golf club thief after pursuit of stolen Lexus

SEMINOLE — A man accused of stealing golf and fishing equipment from homes in the area of Harbor Bluffs and Belleair Bluffs was arrested Thursday afternoon after leading deputies on a chase, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Detectives tried to arrest Gary Nolan, 48, at 1 p.m. at the Pinecrest Golf Club in Largo, where he was trying to sell some of the stolen equipment, deputies said. Nolan put up a fight and officers used a Taser to try to subdue him. Still, he managed to drive off in a stolen white Lexus, grazing one of the deputies as he sped away, officials said.

Patrol cars chased him on Seminole Boulevard. One deputy was involved in a crash with minor injuries with a car not involved in the pursuit, the sheriffs office said.

Nolan was eventually boxed in by the patrol cars and arrested on a host of charges, including grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding, dealing in stolen property and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Deputies arrest suspected golf club thief after pursuit of stolen Lexus 07/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 19, 2012 9:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2015 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...