CRESTVIEW, Fla., July 7, 2019—A Crestview teenager was arrested Sunday several hours after fleeing from law enforcement for car theft.
Cameron Jason Lewis, 16, was suspected of stealing a 2010 Ford Fusion from a Fort Walton Beach home.
Lewis was spotted by two Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies driving the stolen car on Stillwell Boulevard.
When he saw the deputies, Lewis fled down Brentwood Lane, a dead-end road.
With nowhere to go, he drove through a 6-foot wooden privacy fence, got airborne and drove through the backyards of some townhomes, taking out more fences before wedging the car between a fence and wall.
Lewis fled the scene on foot.
Okaloosa County deputies tracked him down later in the afternoon and charged him with grand theft of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
According to the teen, this was the second time this week he stole the Ford and told OCSO deputies he ran off because he didn’t want to go to jail.
Crestview Police assisted in the arrest.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release