A Leesburg man fleeing from police was forced to climb out of his sunroof after crashing his car into a retention pond.
A woman had called 911 and reported that the father of her child, 21-year-old Darron D.Bogle, was kicking the door to her apartment. A Leesburg officer responding to the woman’s 911 call saw a Bogle in a silver car leaving the Turtle Oaks apartment complex where the woman lives. The car was departing the complex in a suspicious manner, according to the police report. The officer began following Bogle who began to accelerate as the officer put on his emergency lights in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. Bogle continued to drive at a high rate on Griffin Road in the direction of County Road 468. As Bogle ran a red light at the intersection of CR 468 the officer slowed his patrol car. He saw Bogle fail to navigate the turn onto CR 468, leave the road and come to rest on the passenger side of the car at the bottom of a dry retention pond.
The officer approached the vehicle and helped Bogle exit the car through the sunroof. Bogle was then arrested for fleeing to elude and was handcuffed.
A search revealed that he had a baggie of marijuana in his pocket. When the officer looked into Bogle’s car he saw a high capacity pistol magazine and a .45-caliber pistol in plain sight. The pistol had been reported stolen out of Citrus County in 2021.
After processing at the Leesburg Police Department where he was charged with possession of marijuana, fleeing to elude arrest, driving while license suspended, possession of a pistol which had been reported stolen and possession of a concealed firearm. He was booked without bond at the Lake County Jail as he is already on probation.