Officers arrested two suspects for driving a STOLEN VEHICLE in SANTA ROSA on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Alfonzo Womack, 21, and Brittany Stratton, 20, were seen entering a 2014 Chevrolet Impala that was previously reported stolen and driving it out of the north parking lot of the Coddingtown Mall toward Guerneville Road, according to SANTA ROSA police Sgt. Eric Litchfield.
Officers followed the vehicle onto U.S. HIGHWAY 101 and pulled it over at the College Avenue exit to find that Stratton was driving the vehicle.
Stratton complied with police instructions and was taken into custody. However, as soon as she exited the vehicle, Womack jumped into the driver’s seat and sped away, Litchfield said.
Womack reached speeds of up to 115 mph and attempted to exit Highway 101 at Todd Road but was unable to navigate the turn, causing him to CRASH into a redwood tree and a large drainage ditch off the side of the road, according to police.
Womack then fled from the CRASH and ran into a large fenced property on Todd Road, where police quickly arrived to set up a perimeter around the area.
The property was searched by officers and sheriff’s deputies and Womack was eventually found hiding under a woodpile on the property and was taken into custody without further incident, police said.
Womack was arrested on suspicion of possessing a STOLEN VEHICLE, evading a police officer, violation of parole, three outstanding felony warrants and one outstanding misdemeanor warrant, while Stratton was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a STOLEN VEHICLE, Litchfield said.
Both Stratton and Womack were booked into the SONOMA COUNTY Jail.
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