Jewelry store robbery in Stuart leads to chase in Martin County
Martin County, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- The Martin County Sheriff captured two jewelry store robbery suspect after a high speed chase through two counties and ending. on 1-95.
Two suspects who stole more than $100,000 in jewelry from a local jewelry store then went on a violent and reckless getaway attempt through two counties were captured along I95.
The suspects stole the jewelry from Diamonds by Terry in Martin County, then took off in a stolen SUV. The suspects were wanted in connection with burglaries in PB County and other crimes up the Treasure Coast.
Multiple MCSO units along with the air unit were able to stop the suspect vehicle and take both males into custody. No one was injured.
The driver of the stolen SUV used in the crime is identified as 20-year old Davon Alfonso McDonald of Loxahatchee. His accomplice is identified as 15-year old Jeanarius St. Fort of West Palm Beach. The pair was captured after the suspects made a reckless attempt to flee, driving dangerously through Martin County and into St. Lucie County. Deputies called the pursuit off twice in an effort to slow the suspects down. Instead, the suspects continued to put multiple citizens in danger as they drove in and out of traffic, into oncoming traffic and onto road shoulders. MCSO Air-One was able to track the SUV and direct ground from MCSO, SLSO, and the Florida Highway Patrol towards the suspects. At one point the suspects drove into St. Lucie County, but then turned southbound back into Martin County where multiple units were set up with stop-sticks. The suspect vehicle crashed into a wooded area off of interstate 95. McDonald and St. Fort bailed out and ran on foot, but were both apprehended following short manhunt in a marshy area. No one was injured.