Thursday, March 22, 2012

Two Arrested in Car Chase



Date:                March 22, 2012

Time:                3:50 PM


On March 21, 2012 the Levy County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force, United States Marshal Service were attempting to locate Steven Allen Ross.  Ross had an active Alachua County warrant for burglary and theft and he was on the run from authorities. Ross has a history of escape in Columbia County.


Information was developed that Ross was hiding in Gilchrist County and he made comments that he would not be taken alive.  Members of the USMS Task Force went to 6399 SE 62nd Court Trenton to execute the felony warrant, but Ross escaped out the back door and ran into a heavily wooded area. 


The manhunt continued for the next 6 hours by conducting surveillances at other known locations and highways in the area.  The investigation revealed that a relative called a friend, Spencer Colson to pick up Ross.  Colson was sent to a pre-determine destination and picked up Ross.


Colson lives in Newberry and responded to Gilchrist County for the purpose of hiding Ross in Levy County.   Upon Ross and Colson entering Levy County, Deputy Burt Miller a member with the USMS North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force attempted a felony traffic stop.  Colson was driving a green Dodge Durango and refused to stop and led authorities in a short chase.  Deputies performed a rolling road block and forced Colson to stop.  Colson was arrested for felony fleeing & attempting to elude a police officer and obstruction of justice.  Ross was arrested for the active Alachua County warrant and they were both transported to the Levy County Jail.




Spencer Colson

19019 SW 30th Street

Newberry, Fl.

W/M, 06/111983


Steven Allen Ross

430 Margarete Street

Newberry, Fl

W/M, 09/22/1990



Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218