4 arrested after group robs Chesterfield business, leads police on 50-mile chase

4 arrested after group robs Chesterfield business, leads police on 50-mile chase
Tonae Crawford (top left), Earnisha Williams (top right), Raven Wimbush (bottom left) and Alonzo Jones Jr. (bottom right) were all arrested following the police chase. (Source: Virginia State Police)

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (WWBT) - Four people were injured after a police chase started in Chesterfield and ended in Prince George.

Police were called to the Ulta on Midlothian Turnpike around 8 p.m. after seven people reportedly entered the store and filled bags with merchandise; they left without paying.

According to police, the group got into two separate vehicles - a silver Ford truck and a black Jeep - both with their license plates covered.

Chesterfield police officers spotted the truck when it merged onto Chippenham Parkway and attempted to stop it, but the driver refused.

A chase spanning nearly 50 miles ensued.

Eventually, the chase ended after a Virginia State trooper hit the suspect vehicle on Interstate 95 in Prince George, police say.

Chesterfield police took four suspects into custody:

  • Tonae Crawford, 26, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested and charged with grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony and giving a false ID to law enforcement.
  • Raven Wimbush, 29, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested and charged with grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony and giving a false ID to law enforcement.
  • Alonzo Jones Jr., 27, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested and charged with grand larceny and conspiracy to commit a felony.
  • Earnisha Williams, 25, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested and charged with grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony, eluding, reckless driving and driving without a license.

Police say all four were taken to a hospital for minor injuries but were medically cleared and released.

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