Two Broward teens lead police chase to Martin County

Two Broward teens lead police chase to Martin County

Martin County, Fl- Two Broward County teenagers who went on a crime spree, stole a vehicle with a gun inside, then lead authorities through three counties, were stopped by Martin County deputies on I-95 in Palm City and arrested.

16-year old Kentorious Cody, and 15-year old Makarious Yani (both of Broward County) were arrested and charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and grand theft following a dangerous night that ended in the death of a motorcyclist.

The incident happened around 3am Saturday. With the assistance of PBSO’s Air Unit, Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to deploy stingers. They disabled the fleeing stolen vehicle on I-95 near mile marker 106 in Palm City. The suspects bailed from the vehicle. Then they ran on foot, but were captured by MCSO deputies, with the assistance of a Stuart Police K-9 Unit. The stolen gun was recovered at the scene.

During the chain of events, a Lauderhill Police Officer, who was part of the initial incident, attempted to pull to the side of I-95 to assist officers at an unrelated crash. While doing so, his patrol car collided with a motorcyclist. That motorcyclist was killed. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating that crash.

The suspects Cody and Yani have been charged in Martin County and are being held at the Martin County Jail.




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