A pair of alleged fugitives tried to elude police—on tires and on foot—without success Friday, according to a report.
Palmyra Police attempted to stop a stolen SUV near Koz’s BMW on Route 73 South around 1 p.m., according to the report. The driver—later identified as Chaudae Harper, 18, of Philadelphia—ignored the officer and sped off down the highway.
Harper lost control of the vehicle at 73 and Hylton Road in Pennsauken, taking out a traffic signal at the intersection and striking another vehicle that was waiting in traffic at the light, police said. Harper and her passenger—Lawrence Boatwright III, 31, of the Bronx, NY—climbed out of the SUV through the sunroof and took off on foot. Both were located and apprehended within minutes.
Police said both Harper and Boatwright were fugitives.
Harper was charged with eluding, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle), endangering an injured victim, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, recklessly endangering another person and receiving stolen property. Bail for those charges was set at $80,000. She was also charged with being a fugitive from justice out of Bucks County, PA. She was lodged in Burlington County Jail.
Boatwright was charged with obstruction of justice and resisting arrest by flight, as well as being a fugitive from justice out of New York. He was lodged in Burlington County Jail.Information provided by Palmyra Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.