Three arrested for carjacking, fleeing police in Riviera Beach


    Three arrested for carjacking, fleeing police in Riviera Beach (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)<p>{/p}

    A man from Riviera Beach led police officers on a chase through the city in a stolen car Friday, authorities say.

    Riviera Beach police say 42-year-old Jamal Poole, 48-year-old Ernest Winters and 34-year-old Amanda Rupp have all been charged with robbery with a deadly weapon for stealing a car from a victim at knife-point.

    According to police, an officer patrolling the area was notified that a car stolen in a carjacking had re-entered the city. He noticed the car a little while later driving north on President Barack Obama Highway, the arrest report states.

    The officer tried to pull over the stolen car for a felony traffic stop, but the car evaded him. A pursuit ensued, with the car breaking numerous traffic laws, according to the arrest report.

    The car eventually came to a stop, with four people fleeing the car, police say.

    Poole, the driver, and two passengers, Winters and Rupp, were caught while running from the scene.

    A fourth suspect ran and is still at large, police add. The three suspects were taken to the hospital for medical clearance.

    Police arrested them after the victim positively identified them as the people who stole his car at knife-point.

    Rupp, who had three active warrants, is also facing charges for trespassing in a conveyance since she was a passenger in the stolen car. Winters, who also has an active warrant, is facing a similar charge .

    Poole is facing more charges of fleeing to elude and grand theft auto since he was the driver of the car.





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