Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Thursday, September 17 at 1:18 p.m., a Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a white four-door Mercury west bound on Interstate 10 in Madison County for unlawful speed. The Mercury was clocked on radar traveling 87 miles per hour. When the deputy activated his blue lights, the Mercury accelerated to 105 miles per hour and began to flee while passing other motorist in the grass median. The deputy initiated pursuit and the Mercury exited the Interstate turning north onto State Road 14 at 95 miles per hour. After traveling north for a short distance, the Mercury turned onto County Road 360A still refusing to stop. The driver of the Mercury, identified as Michael Martrez Gallon, 24, of Tallahassee continued to drive the Mercury in a reckless manner while traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour as he entered the city limits of Madison.
Other responding deputies set up tire deflation devices on Martin Luther King Drive near Madison Heights Apartments to stop the Mercury. Gallon attempted to avoid the tire deflation device by driving through the ditch, however, deputies were able to box in the Mercury ending the pursuit. Gallon and his passenger, Deontay Antonio Gallon, 21, of Tallahassee were arrested without further incident and transported to the Madison County Jail. During search of the Mercury, deputies discovered a loaded handgun on the front seat. Michael Gallon was charged with flee/attempt to elude law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting without violence. Deontay Gallon was charged with accessory and resisting without violence.
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1. Michael Martrez Gallon.
2. Deontay Antonio Gallon.