Three Teens Charged With Aggravated Assault After High Speed Chase Through Cocoa

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Three teens in a stolen car took police on a high speed chase through Cocoa after officers responded to reports of an aggravated assault in which the driver of a white Lexus pointed a handgun at a man and told them to get out of the road, according to Cocoa Police Lt. Eric Austin.

Three teens in a stolen car took police on a high speed chase through Cocoa after officers responded to reports of an aggravated assault in which the driver of a white Lexus pointed a handgun at a man and told them to get out of the road, according to Cocoa Police Lt. Eric Austin.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Three teens in a stolen car took police on a high speed chase through Cocoa after officers responded to reports of an aggravated assault in which the driver of a white Lexus pointed a handgun at a man and told them to get out of the road, according to Cocoa Police Lt. Eric Austin.

The incident began near St. Johns Street and Wilson Avenue in Cocoa, and once the call was dispatched, officers immediately saw the white Lexus near the intersection of Pineda and Grove.

When the suspects saw the police car, the driver fled, and officers were able to confirm from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office that the car was stolen on Merritt Island.

According to Lt. Austin, when officers attempted to stop the suspects’s car, the driver rammed a police cruiser.

After a chase, the driver stopped the vehicle on Highland Avenue where all three occupants attempted to flee on foot and were apprehended by officers. No firearms were found.

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter unit (Star) assisted with the incident.

All three suspects are juveniles and are being charged with felonies, according to Lt. Austin.

Police identified the driver as 16-year old Deontarrius Smith, who was charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Fleeing and Eluding at a High Speed, Reckless Driving With Property Damage and Resisting Arrest with Violence.

The passengers included Daveond Jones and Vontravious R. Jones, both 17, who were charged with of Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest.

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ABOVE MAP:  Three teens in a stolen car took police on a high speed chase through Cocoa after officers responded to reports of an aggravated assault in which the driver of a white Lexus pointed a handgun at a man and told them to get out of the road, according to Cocoa Police Lt. Eric Austin. The incident began near St. Johns Street and Wilson Avenue in Cocoa, and once the call was dispatched, officers immediately saw the white Lexus near the intersection of Pineda and Grove.


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