By JOSH FRYE
News Staff Writer
Two female and one male burglary suspects were jailed last Thursday, December 17, after leading local law enforcement on a high-speed chase along several county roads.
According to Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Hyundai Sonata which was traveling on Tumbling Lane, in the Canoe community.
“The vehicle matched the description of one that had been used in several burglaries within the county,” Jackson said.
According to police reports, after the deputy activated his lights and sirens, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed in an attempt to elude law enforcement. The suspect’s vehicle led deputies south onto U.S. 31, then onto Florida Highway.
The driver later attempted to turn onto Old Bratt Road where she lost control, struck a utility pole and disabled the vehicle.
The driver, 18-year-old Angelia White, along with passengers Arion Williams, 21, and Deontae Hudson, 25, were taken into custody.
White was charged with one count each of reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property and fleeing and eluding.
Williams was charged with one count of receiving stolen property. Both women are being held in the Escambia County Detention Center, each under $100,000 bond.
According to the sheriff, Hudson is being held in the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail on drug charges pending extradition back to Alabama to face possible burglary or burglary-related charges.
According to Jackson, these individuals are believed to have been responsible for numerous burglaries within Escambia County. More charges are expected as investigators try to tie the trio to other burglaries in the area.
Atmore Police Department, Poarch Police Department, Alabama State Troopers and Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office all assisted with the chase and investigation.