Suspected driver in Flagler County hit-and-run crash arrested

Driver also accused of stealing tools from Home Depot

By Jason Mealey - Producer/assignment editor

PALM COAST, Fla. - The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said it arrested a hit-and-run driver Saturday afternoon at Palm Coast Parkway NW and Pine Lakes Parkway.

The Sheriff's Office said a 911 call came in about a crash between an SUV and a blue truck, and the truck left the scene. Other 911 calls described the blue truck as "driving crazy" and 'speeding".

Deputies said they saw the blue truck on Old Kings Road, where the driver, Jonathan DeMartino, ran on foot into the woods. DeMartino was no match for K-9 Marko, deputies said.

The Sheriff's Office said that as DeMartino ran, he was carrying what looked like new hand tools. Deputies believed the items were stolen from Home Depot. After contacting the store, loss prevention staff confirmed items were stolen from the store just before the crash DeMartino ran from.

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