Wanted woman escapes during traffic stop, located several hours later during second stop
At approximately 4:00 AM this morning, deputies with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office located a suspicious vehicle in the 7800 block of 77th Street. They quickly learned the passenger of the vehicle, Ariel Dumont of Vero Beach, was wanted for violation of probation on grand theft charges. Dumont was placed into handcuffs and into the back seat of a patrol vehicle. As deputies questioned the driver, Dumont slipped her handcuffs from the rear to the front. She then opened the center cage window and made her way out of the patrol vehicle through the front passenger side door. James Aceto, the driver, was taken into custody on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Patrol deputies, three Indian River County Sheriff’s K-9s, and a helicopter conducted an extensive search of the area. Deputies monitored areas Dumont is known to frequent. At approximately 9:30 AM, a traffic stop was conducted. This was on a vehicle driven by Clifford Jamison of Wabasso. He is a known associate of the wanted woman.
Dumont was still wearing the handcuffs.
She was located hiding in the back seat of the vehicle still wearing handcuffs. She had changed her clothes. Dumont was taken into custody for the original warrant and also charged with escape. Jamison, was arrested and charged with aiding an escape and resisting without violence. Aceto, Dumont, and Jamison are currently being held at the Indian River County Jail where they will face first appearance hearings tomorrow morning.
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “This isn’t Dumont’s first attempt to flee from our deputies. Last year, during the service of a search warrant, Dumont fled out of a back window injuring herself in the process. She is a known drug addict who will do whatever it takes to flee from law enforcement. Fortunately, we were able to take her off the streets today before could commit any other crimes in our community.”