NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- Three suspects are in custody in Broward County after a dramatic car chase that began in North Naples.
Jeremy Marquis Thomas, 22, 2865 N.W. 4th Court, Pompano Beach; Darius Rashaad Hall, 22, 621 N.W. 34th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale; and James Steel, 19, address unknown, each are charged with one count of unoccupied burglary and one count of grand theft. Thomas, the driver of the vehicle, faces an additional charge of fleeing and eluding.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office said a BOLO was issued for a black Chrysler after a burglary at 299 Cypress Way E. around 10:00 a.m.
Deputies tried to pull the car over on Alligator Alley, but it fled and took authorites across I-595, 441, and into a residential neighborhood near Davie Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Police finally caught all three suspects, even though they ran in different directions.
Detectives say some of the property stolen from the Cypress Way West home Tuesday morning was in the vehicle at the time the men were taken into custody.
The men are being booked into the Broward County Jail.
During the chase, two Fort Lauderdale police crusiers and a county car all collided at Sistrunk and NW 27th Avenue, according to WFOR. It was caputured on surveillance video. It took several minutes to free one officer, who crashed into the wall. He was taken to the hospital.
The North Naples homeowners said they were at work at the time of the burglary. The suspects broke in through the back sliding glass door, and took off with mostly money and jewelry.