HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - Three suspects lead Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies on a bi-county long car chase Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
The suspects started their crime spree breaking into cars at Camp YMCA at Culbreath Road in Valrico. There, they broke into three vehicles by smashing the side windows.
After stealing an unknown amount of items from the vehicles, the suspects used stolen credit cards at a nearby Mobil gas station and Taco Bell in Brandon.
After filling their tank and stomachs, the suspects proceeded to break into a car parked at Lithia Springs Park.
From there they went to Fish Hawk Sports Complex were they broke into two more vehicles. One victim heard the glass shatter from one of the windows breaking and heard the sound of a vehicle fleeing from the scene.
A witness to the crime was able to jump into their car and tail the suspects while feeding their location to deputies.
HCSO quickly deployed air support that spotted the suspects heading on U.S. Highway 301 and Gibsonton Drive.
The suspects drove toward Interstate 75 as deputies from different districts around the county responded to the chase.
When the suspects spotted the marked patrol cars they immediately accelerated, throwing items from the car.
A female in the car threw herself from the moving vehicle and was able to elude capture.
Deputies were able to collect the stolen items that had been thrown from the car.
The two other suspects continued to lead deputies on a chase headed toward Pasco County from I-75.
HCSO alerted Pasco County Sheriff deputies to the on-coming pursuit so they could assist in the chase.
One HCSO corporal was able to get ahead of the suspect vehicle and lay a stopstick stopping mechanism on State Road 54 as the vehicle exited I-75.
The stopstick punctured the suspect’s vehicle’s tires, causing them to crash into a traffic sign.
The vehicle continued to speed way as one suspect fled from the vehicle. The car eventually came to a stop and the driver fled from the scene as well.
Both suspects were quickly caught and taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Lucious Felder, 22, after providing officers with false names and information.
The other passenger is Terry Joseph, 26.
Their charges are pending at this time.
The female suspect has not been identified, nor has been taken into custody at this time.
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