LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A high speed chase spanning Lee and Collier Counties ended in a crash and the suspects behind bars. WINK News obtained arresting documents that reveal it all started with an online deal.
Deputies arrested Kimberly Wilcox, 24 of Bonita Springs and Juan Rodriguez, 22 of Naples after a bad business deal took a dangerous turn Friday.
The victim, Paco Lebron told Lee County deputies he made a deal with one of the suspects on Craigslist to trade some gadgets. When he met the pair in the parking lot of Gulf Coast Town Center Friday, Lebron told deputies "the male came out of the back of the vehicle pointing a large black rifle."
It turned out to be a plastic replica of an AR-15, according to reports.
Lebron told his daughter to call 911 while they took after the duo in their car. Deputies took over, chasing the pair down I-75 South, going at speeds of more than 100 mph.
The pursuit ended in a major crash on Golden Gate Parkway in Collier County after deputies performed a maneuver common in pursuits involving law enforcement. The supects hit a tree.
Wilcox and Rodriguez were hospitalized with injuries, but as of 5:30 PM Tuesday, both were behind bars.
Kimberly Wilcox is in the Lee County jail charged as an accessory to an attempted robbery with a weapon.
Juan Rodriguez is jailed in Collier County for charges related to the chase. Lee County detectives will seek an arrest warrant for the attempted robbery, according to reports.