EVANSVILLE, IN – A Detroit man is being held without bond in an Indiana jail after he allegedly assaulted a woman he met online, stole her car, and then led a deputy on a high speed chase.
Jamaine Sanders, 24-years-old, of Detroit, recently met a woman online. He traveled to Indiana 4 days ago to meet with the woman in person. Instead of a nice visit, he caused a great deal of mayhem in her life.
According to the Courier and Press, Evansville Police officers were called to a house in the 900 block of Line Street around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday evening on a report of domestic violence.
Upon arrival at the house, the woman told officers that Jamaine Sanders became aggressive. He allegedly chocked her until she saw black and then prevented her from leaving from the residence. The woman pulled out her car keys to leave. Sanders tried to take them from her. She then placed the keys on the couch where she then sat on top of them. Sanders then allegedly picked the woman up, threw her to the floor, took the keys and drove off in her car.
Once Sanders took off in her car, the woman then fled the house where she then called 911. While she was on the phone with dispatchers, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle that matched her car’s description. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., a deputy spotted the vehicle changing lanes without using a turn signal.
The officer tried to pull the car over but Sander’s refused to stop. As the pursuit took place, speeds reached between 80 and 90 mph.
The officer terminated the pursuit due to Sander’s driving at such high rates of speed. Immediately after the officer ended the chase, Sanders crashed the woman’s stolen vehicle. Sanders reportedly crashed the stolen vehicle when he swerved to avoid hitting another car.
Sander’s then fled on foot. He finally stopped when he heard a police K-9 and did not want to get bit by the dog.
According to the Evansville Police Department, the suspect told officers that he has never had a drivers license and did not know how to drive.
After being taken into custody, he complained of head, chest and knee pain. He was examined by medics, transported to a local hospital and then cleared where he was taken to jail. He was booked into the jail shortly before 2:30 am Thursday morning.
Jamaine Sanders is facing the following charges:
- Criminal Confinement
- Theft of more than $750
- Theft less than $750
- Auto theft
- Two Counts of Resisting law enforcement
- Interference with reporting a crime
- Reckless driving at an unreasonably high speed
- Driving without a license
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