The crash report has been released on three suspects who fled from Polk County Sheriff’s deputies in a stolen Range Rover that caused a fatal accident near Poinciana early Saturday morning.
At about 1 a.m., deputies received calls about a large house party with more than 150 youth and adults in the street and adjacent gardens, a press release said. Deputies learned that the party had been advertised on social media.
An ambulance was called to transport a heavily intoxicated and disabled person. Deputies tried to disperse people and vehicles so emergency vehicles could pass freely, Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference Saturday.
The lieutenant on duty parked his agency-issued vehicle and got out to disperse the crowd and secure the crime scene. The lieutenant attempted to make contact with a black 2019 Range Rover. Those in the vehicle refused to roll down the heavily tinted windows, the release said.
The lieutenant went around the vehicle and saw that it had a temporary tag that expires in May 2022, Judd said.
As the lieutenant went to the back of the car to get the tag number, the driver of the vehicle deliberately brushed aside the lieutenant’s car, which was parked in front of the SUV, Judd said. The suspects then fled the area and stopped at a nearby 7-Eleven store on Ronald Reagan Parkway, he said.
The vehicle was spotted by a Polk County Police Department deputy after the lieutenant reported on police radio that he suspected the SUV had been stolen, the release said. The deputy pulled into the convenience store’s parking lot and activated the emergency equipment, but the SUV fled the parking lot at high speed, the release said.
PCSO then gave chase, Judd said.
“It is now almost 2 am. Traffic is sparse, we have a very restrictive chase policy, but we allow chases when time, place and location allow, and that happened this morning,” said Judd.
The chase lasted about eight miles from Poinciana Parkway and Marigold Avenue in Osceola County, Judd said. The deputy lost sight of the Range Rover as the vehicle turned onto Marigold Avenue. The deputy continued to drive in the direction of where he had last seen the SUV with its lights on.
When the deputy arrived at the intersection of Marigold and Peabody Road, the deputy encountered a collision caused by the SUV, Judd said.
The suspect changed lanes to avoid stopped vehicles at a four-way stop sign, Judd said. The SUV collided with a Honda Civic at the intersection, he said. The 27-year-old driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, Judd said.
The deputy approached the SUV after driving in the direction of the accident and the suspects began to flee the vehicle. The deputy sheriff began to chase them along with reserve deputies.
The deputy sheriff arrested one of the suspects who had been in the Range Rover, and deputies who arrived as backup arrested the two others. The sheriff’s office believes there may be a fourth suspect, the report said.
Detectives and troopers are still trying to determine who was driving the Range Rover, which was confirmed stolen from Martin County in September 2022, the report said. The vehicle has not yet been searched or inventoried, but a firearm was clearly visible in the SUV, the release said.
The suspects are Jarquez Malique Page, 23, and Angel Burgos Rosello, 31, both of North Carolina, and Alaric Shango McFarlane, 20, of Kissimmee, according to the release. All three suspects face multiple charges from the Florida Highway Patrol and PCSO, the release said.
FHP is investigating the traffic accident on Marigold Avenue.
PCSO investigates the open house party and crash caused by the suspect who rammed the PCSO vehicle at the scene. They have arrested three people so far.
The suspects are Dovensky Delpe, 21, and Melissa Martin, 17. They have both been charged with hosting an open house party, according to the release.
Deputies also arrested 18-year-old Mayra Tirado for assaulting a law enforcement officer, which took place at the site of the house party, the release said.
Anyone with information is asked to call FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 407-423-8477.