Couple charged in South Fort Myers chase
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SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - An Ohio man will face a host of felony charges after a chase in which he allegedly tried to run over a Lee County deputy with his vehicle on Tuesday.
It all started when a deputy tried to stop a silver Honda driven by Casey Myers in the parking lot of the Bealls Outlet at 13300 S. Cleveland Avenue. His girlfriend Rachel Bagley was in the passenger seat. The two were wanted on burglary and theft charges.
According to investigators the deputy saw Meyers pull an Ohio ID out of his wallet then quickly put it back in. As the deputy reached for the ID Meyers placed his vehicle into drive and sped out of the parking lot toward Cypress Lake Drive. That's when the deputy called for help.
A nearby deputy spotted the Honda as it pulled into a retirement community at Cypress Lake Drive and Reflection Lakes Drive. The deputy turned on his emergency lights and blocked the Honda. Meyers tried to back out and hit another vehicle before turning forward and nearly hitting a deputy.
That began another pursuit where it ended near Summerlin and College Parkway when Meyers tried to make a U-turn allowing a deputy to make a PIT maneuver to stop Meyers.
Meyers, 19, of Batavia, Ohio is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer; fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest without violence. Meyers also faces charges of burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.
Bagley, 26, of Mason Ohio is charged with burglary and dealing in stolen property.