Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Kyle Harvey Carter following a stolen car pursuit that ended in Monroe County on Tuesday afternoon. JIM McCARTHY/Weekly File Photo

A 32-year-old Key Largo man was arrested after a stolen car pursuit that started in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Florida Highway Patrol and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a white pickup truck previously reported stolen out of Monroe County was spotted traveling southbound on the 18-Mile Stretch. The Miami-Dade Police Department initiated the pursuit. Florida Highway Patrol and Monroe County sheriff’s deputies were alerted at 3:30 p.m. and eventually took over the pursuit as the truck entered the county. 

Kyle Harvey

The vehicle driven by the suspect, later identified as Kyle Harvey Carter, was spiked by deputies. The pickup truck eventually stopped at the Tom Thumb gas station at MM 102, bayside. Carter was taken into custody.

Jim McCarthy is one of the many Western New Yorkers who escaped the snow and frigid temperatures for warm living by the water. A former crime & court reporter and city editor for two Western New York newspapers, Jim has been honing his craft since he graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. In his 4-plus years in the Keys, Jim has enjoyed connecting with the community. “One of my college professors would always preach to be curious,” he said. “Behind every person is a story that’s unique to them, and one worth telling. As writers, we are the ones who paint the pictures in the readers minds of the emotions, the struggles and the triumphs.” Jim is past president of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club, which is composed of energetic members who serve the community’s youth and older populations. Jim is a sports fanatic who loves to watch football, hockey, mixed martial arts and golf. He also enjoys time with family and his new baby boy, Lucas, who arrived Oct. 4, 2022.