SAVANNAH, GA (February 23, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested and charged Collin Stubbs, 19, and Yasmeen Jones, 17, for fleeing the scene after striking a Metro police vehicle with a stolen Jeep.
The Jeep Liberty was reported stolen in Thunderbolt on Feb. 18. Feb. 22 at about 5:30 p.m., Metro responded to reports that the stolen Jeep occupied by the two suspects had been spotted in a gas station parking lot on Skidaway and Shell roads. Stubbs, was driving the Jeep, but failed to stop when prompted by the officer. Stubbs collided with the Metro unit before fleeing toward southbound Skidaway Road.
Additional Metro units and Savannah State University Police spotted and followed the Jeep through SSU’s campus, before it stopped near a canal on Howard Foss Drive. Stubbs and Jones exited the Jeep. They were taken into custody near Albert Street and DuPont Road after a brief foot chase by SCMPD.
Stubbs and the Metro officer he collided with were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Another Metro officer was treated for minor injuries sustained during the foot chase.
Stubbs is charged with theft by receiving stolen property, obstruction, interference with government property, fleeing to elude police officers, reckless driving and leaving accident failing to give aid. Jones is charged with theft by receiving stolen auto and obstruction by fleeing.
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