Martin County Sheriff’s Office: Pillowcase burglars in custody after high speed pursuit

The suspects are from the Broward County area and have been charged with multiple felonies. (Source: Martin County Sheriff’s Office)


Three suspected Pillowcase Burglars are in custody after leading Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies and troopers on a pursuit through Martin County on Wednesday.

Motorists traveling northbound on I-95 called to say a black SUV was driving at speeds of 100 to 125 miles per hour and recklessly weaving through traffic. The caller said the SUV almost hit her vehicle as it tried to pass. Deputies and troopers were able to track the vehicle, which was stolen on 2/3/14 out of Broward County, and attempted to stop it.
The driver of the SUV exited the interstate in Palm City and continued to flee. At one point the suspect’s vehicle rammed a deputy’s cruiser causing minor injuries to the officer. The driver of the SUV then attempted to hit an FHP trooper’s vehicle head on, but was rammed off the road by another Sheriff’s Deputy who saw the suspect’s car heading straight at the trooper.
Three suspects, one adult and two juveniles, then jumped out of the car and took off in an industrial area in Palm City. All three were immediately captured by deputies on foot. They are all being questioned. One deputy received minor injuries when the suspect vehicle attempted to ram the deputy’s cruiser. He was treated on the scene.
So far, one of the three admitted they were from Broward County and were here to commit pillowcase burglaries. The vehicle was stolen, but it is not yet clear why they were trying to run through Martin County at such a high rate of speed. Multiple charges are pending.
UPDATE: The three suspects that took Martin County Deputies and FHP Troopers in a pursuit through Martin County were transported to the jail. Devonte Jean Pierre (DOB 12/15/95), Marquis Johnson (DOB 8/28/97), and Kadaris Tolliver… (DOB 10/07/97), all from the Broward County area, have been charged with multiple felonies.

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