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Man who allegedly stole vehicle leads deputies on high-speed chase

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He was taken to the Flagler County Jail and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest with violence, among other charges.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

A man who allegedly stole a vehicle from Beechwood Lane in Palm Coast led deputies on a high-speed chase, according to a charging affidavit released by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to Advent Health Palm Coast in reference to the stolen vehicle on Friday, Feb. 8. Deputies spotted the vehicle, a Chevrolet, empty in the parking lot of the hospital. A man later identified to be 29-year-old Yuliy Ilchenko then exited the hospital and entered the vehicle. He fled at a high rate of speed upon sight of law enforcement.

Ilchenko lost control of the vehicle near Memorial Medical Parkway. He drove into oncoming traffic until he struck the southbound curb. Ilchenko then exited the vehicle and fled on foot through a nearby open field.

He was eventually tackled by a deputy, and they got into an altercation on the ground. Ilchenko struck the deputy on the shoulder in attempt to escape, according to the report, but he was eventually subdued.

Ilchenko told deputies that he rented the vehicle from an unknown male at the Flagler County Public Library on Friday for $25 and that he was supposed to use it “for an hour or two.”

He was taken to the Flagler County Jail and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest with violence, among other charges.

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