New video shows stolen U-Haul speeding through Melbourne traffic during chase
MELBOURNE, Florida. – Newly released video shows Melbourne Police chasing a woman in a stolen U-Haul as she drives erratically through traffic before crashing into a school gate.
Jade Hornsby, 20, was arrested Friday on multiple charges including aggravated assault of an officer, grand theft of a motor vehicle, flight from the scene of an accident, criminal mischief and resisting an officer .
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Officers said they located the stolen vehicle traveling north on Wickham Road when it stopped at a traffic light on Sarno Road.
In a nearly six-minute video shared with News 6 on Tuesday, an officer chases the U-Haul as it speeds through the area. In the video, you can see the U-Haul making sharp turns and driving through the Roy Allen Elementary School parking lot.
At one point, it appears the tires from the U-Haul pop, but the stolen vehicle continues to roll for miles.
According to an affidavit of arrest, an officer approached Hornsby and Daniel Brogden, 28, who were inside the U-Haul, and asked them to get out of the truck. Police said Brogden fled the truck and an officer pursued him, taking him into custody in the middle of Wickham Road.
The chase began when Hornsby drove the U-Haul south on Wickham Road toward “several officers and firefighters” who were working on a nearby accident, according to the report.
According to an arrest affidavit, the U-Haul was eventually stopped by police and near Waverly Place and Silver Palm Avenue where Hornsby was arrested. Police said they searched the U-Haul and found a bag of methamphetamine.
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