Man arrested after multi-county chase
Thomas Loncala, 47, arrested in St. Johns County
An Orlando man was arrested early Thursday morning after a high-speed chase from Orange County to St. Johns County.
Thomas Loncala, 47, was arrested and booked into the St. Johns County jail shortly after 5 a.m.
The chase began in Orlando but entered Flagler County around 10:53 p.m. on Wednesday, according the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle continued northbound on U.S. 1.
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Deputies deployed stop sticks and hit three tires. The driver continued north, driving on the car's rims, into St. Johns County.
A deputy there used a pit maneuver, which caused the car to roll into a ditch onto its roof.
Loncala suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital, then booked into the St. Johns County jail.
He was charged with aggravated fleeing and alluding, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and trafficking meth with a firearm.
Deputies confiscated $3,396 in cash, a semi-automatic handgun, 5 oz. of crystal meth and 5.8 grams of cannabis.
A female passenger was not charged.
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