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Three fraud suspects arrested after trying to run over officer

Boca Raton, FL On Wednesday, April 20 at about 3:00 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a fraud at Chase Bank, 3901 North Federal Highway. The teller said a female in the drive through presented a driver's license that did not belong to her and a withdrawal slip with a signature that did not match the one on file.

When officers arrived, they approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Aja Stimers. A male, who was lying down in the backseat, got out of the rear passenger door and ran. One officer chased the suspect to a nearby condominium complex. Another male driving a Chevrolet Cobalt picked up the suspect. Officers tried to stop the Cobalt before it exited the complex, but the driver drove directly toward the officer at a high rate of speed, forcing the officer to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.

A second officer saw the vehicle as it exited the complex and tried to pull it over. The driver of the Cobalt continued to accelerate away from the officer, heading south on Federal Highway. A short distance away, the suspect vehicle crashed into a concrete pole and both suspects fled on foot.

A perimeter was set up and two K9 officers responded. The K9 officers tracked one suspect, later identified as Gerald Armstrong, to a nearby house, where he was found hiding in an attic. Armstrong was taken into custody and sustained injuries from a dog bite. The second suspect, identified as Erwin Williams, was also located by K9 officers hiding behind a truck in a nearby parking lot. Williams was arrested without incident.

Williams was charged with identity theft, uttering a forged document, grand theft, and two counts of resisting arrest without violence. Armstrong was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, organized scheme to defraud, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and resisting arrest without violence. Stimers was charged with uttering a forged document, identity theft, and grand theft.

Arrested:

ewilliams   garmstrong   astimers

Erwin Williams          Gerald Armstrong        Aja Stimers
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