Suspect identified in Collier high-speed chase
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. A 30-year-old man is accused of robbing and attacking a 71-year-old man Tuesday before leading authorities on a high-speed car chase, the Collier Sheriff’s Office said.
Troy Shaw, of Naples, was arrested after a semi-trailer truck wedged his white Ford Mustang into a guardrail, ending the chase that began shortly after an encounter at the 10th Avenue Northeast home of Enrique Miranda.
“He whacked me over the head and all I could see is an area I could escape and I ran,” the 71-year-old Miranda said. “[I] figured if he’s going to shoot me, he’ll shoot me in the back.”
Shaw then fled in his Mustang, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop and Shaw briefly pulled over before speeding away, the sheriff’s office said.
Shaw had 9.3 grams of marijuana on him when he was arrested, according to deputies.
He is in custody facing charges of burglary, grand theft, aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, marijuana possession and eluding police.
No bond has been set.