SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota Police Department says 24-year-old Jakeilah R. Weeks of Tampa is facing charges of vehicular homicide, burglary, two counts of battery, petit theft and obstruction in connection to a burglary and deadly crash that occurred just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Sarasota.
Officers with the Sarasota Police Department were dispatched to a domestic situation and burglary at a
home in 1700 block of 29th Street in Sarasota just before 3:30 a.m.
Weeks broke into the home of her ex-boyfriend and then fled the area. Upon arrival, officers were told
Weeks, who is a suspect in the burglary, had just entered a vehicle and when officers attempted to make
contact with her, Weeks sped away.
Officers, on foot, ran to keep visual contact of Weeks as she fled north on Maple Avenue and witnessed
her crash her vehicle into the back wall of a home at 1728 32nd Street.
Weeks and her vehicle went through an exterior wall of the home on 32nd Street and into a bedroom
where homeowner, Eleanor Ball, 62, of Sarasota, was sleeping. As a result of the crash, Ms. Ball died at
Weeks was taken to the hospital and will be booked into the Sarasota County Jail later today.