High-speed pursuit in stolen car ends with crash in East Naples crash, two arrests
Two men are accused of stealing a car and leading police on a chase that ended in a crash in East Naples Tuesday.
According to a report from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Shomayo Morgan, 26, and Jermaine Fyffe, 25, were arrested and face charges of Grand Theft Auto, Robbery, and Resisting Arrest.
Around 7:45 p.m. CCSO deputies responded to a report of a carjacking that happened on Marco Island. The deputy caught up to a vehicle matching the description of the stolen Audi SQ5 at the intersection of Collier Boulevard and Tamiami Trail East.
The driver attempted to change lanes several times while going 75 mph in a 45 mpg zone. Deputies say the suspect then sped up to 100 mph when lights and sirens were activated, leading to a high-speed pursuit.
The suspect topped out at 127 mph and avoided deputies attempts to use Stop Sticks, ultimately crashing on Collier Boulevard at the intersection of Forest Glen Boulevard.
Fyffe and Morgan fled on foot after the crash into a wooded area. CCSO helicopter on scene was able to track the two men and direct deputies to their location.
Fyffe and Morgan were both arrested and it’s unknown who was driving the vehicle as both suspects denied being behind the wheel, according to the report.
Fyffe is also charged with Battery to a Police Canine.