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Officers responded to 11509 Abercorn on the report of an Armed Robbery. The victim said an unknown suspect took his 1970`s model Chevrolet Impala at gunpoint. It was subsequently spotted by officers as it traveled north on Truman Parkway at a high rate of speed. A short time later, officers in the Downtown Precinct observed the vehicle in the area of Wheaton and Randolph streets. As the vehicle was traveling south on Skidaway Road approaching Victory Drive, it proceeded through the red light. A Nissan traveling west on Victory Drive struck the stolen Impala causing it to strike two additional vehicles. The driver of the stolen Impala then proceeded to drive east on Victory Drive where he struck a Captain D’s sign. An employee of the Captain D`s was replacing the signage at the time. The stolen Impala struck the ladder that he was on, causing him to fall. The suspect then fled on foot and was subsequently apprehended. Two firearms were subsequently found. The suspect was identified as Ervin Emanuel Fox, 25. He has been charged with Armed Robbery, Motor Vehicle Hijacking, and numerous traffic offenses.

• An officer running radar on Interstate 16 observed a pickup truck in the westbound lane that was approaching at an excessive rate of speed. The vehicle was clocked at 72 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour speed zone. The brake lights came on when the driver passed the officer, who initiated a traffic stop. When the officer approached the truck, he observed a towel lying over the middle console. The driver gave the officer his driver’s license, but was unable to produce a valid insurance card. He looked through papers from the glove box and passed over insurance cards that were in plain view. The driver’s license the man produced was expired. When the officer ran the driver’s information, it came back with a possible warrant from the sheriff’s department. At that point, the officer called for backup. After another officer arrived, the driver was asked to step out of his vehicle. As he left the vehicle, the driver had to lean on the truck for support. He turned around and faced the back of his truck, putting his hands on the tailgate. The officer told the man to face him. He asked if he knew his license was expired and the man replied that he did. The officer asked why he would drive on an expired license, and he replied, “I apologize for that.” The driver was then asked how much he’d had to drink and he said, “None.” The officer asked, “None?” and the man replied, “Nope.” The officer observed that the man’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot. He asked the driver if he was taking medication. He replied that he was taking an antidepressant, and that he had taken this medication twice. While speaking with the man, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol on his breath. When asked again if he’d had anything to drink, the man replied, “I had a beer when I left work and that’s it.” The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.


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