PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Police arrested a man they said sped out of a Port Orange subdivision and led them on a chase before crashing his car.
Police said they first encountered the young man in the Water’s Edge subdivision, a community that has been one of several targeted in a rash of burglaries.
Residents in the area said they’re familiar with the crimes and how they happen.
“I heard that their method is to ring the front door and if nobody’s answering, they go around to the back and go through the back door,” said resident Helene Martro.
Officials said the man sped out of the area and even tried to ram an officer’s car as he led them on a chase down Interstate 95 to New Smyrna Beach.
Authorities said the driver crashed and ran from the car into the woods, where police eventually found him.
Channel 9 was there as officers put handcuffs on the man, who said, “They was chasing me, man.”
The man was identified as Jammie Evans. He faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated fleeing and eluding.
At this point, police have not tied him to any burglaries
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__________________________________________________________November 19, 2014
In reply, refer to Gerald M. Monahan, Jr. Case # 14000-10398 Chief of Police
On this date at approximately 11:00 AM, Officer Ray Chan was on patrol in the Water’s Edge subdivision off of Airport Road. Officer Chan attempted a traffic stop on a white older model Hyundai sedan for a vehicle infraction. The vehicle fled from Ofc. Chan northbound on Airport Rd where Ofc. Chan lost sight of the vehicle. Less than ten minutes later, this same vehicle returned to the Water’s Edge sub division. Officer Kayla Straight again attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. As Ofc. Straight turned onto Tributory Lane to conduct the traffic stop, the suspect vehicle turned around and intentionally drove towards Ofc. Straight’s patrol vehicle. Ofc. Straight took evasive action to avoid being struck by the fleeing suspect vehicle. As the vehicle was fleeing from Ofc. Straight, it struck a vehicle at the stop sign at Tributory Lane and Water’s Edge Blvd (no injuries to the driver). The suspect vehicle continued to flee the sub division northbound on Airport Road at a high rate of speed. Other units observed the vehicle travel from S. Williamson Blvd east bound onto Taylor Road. At this intersection, the suspect vehicle struck two cars as it tried to drive between turn lanes (no injuries to the occupants of these two vehicles). The suspect vehicle subsequently traveled onto south bound I-95 and fled south. Dispatch put out a BOLO for this vehicle to VCSO, VCSO Air One, FHP and the New Smyrna Beach Police Departments.
The suspect vehicle left I-95 and traveled east bound on SR 44 where the driver of the suspect vehicle subsequently abandoned the car at the ABC Liquor Store on SR 44 and fled the area on foot. VCSO, New Smyrna Beach PD and Port Orange PD set up a perimeter in this area. At approximately 12:09 PM, VCSO Air One and ground units located the suspect in the 3000 Block of Wildwood Drive in New Smryna Beach. The suspect, 23 year old Jammie F. Evans ….. of Daytona Beach was taken into custody. The vehicle driven by Evans was reported stolen from Daytona Beach. Additionally Evans was on probation for possession of cocaine. See VCSO and New Smyrna Beach reports for applicable charges occurring within their jurisdiction.
The suspect was brought to Port Orange PD for processing and subsequently transported to VCBJ.
Evans charges in Port Orange include:
- Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
- Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding (multiple counts)
- Possession of Stolen Vehicle
- Possession of a Stolen License Plate
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Reckless Driving (multiple counts)
- Leaving the scene of an Accident (multiple counts)
Wayne M. Miller
Assistant Chief of Police
Port Orange Police Department