Couple arrested after carjacking at Gainesville gas station
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) —
Two people are in jail after police say they carjacked a woman's car at a Gainesville gas station Monday and then crashed it in Columbia County.
Columbia County Sheriff's deputies have arrested Isaac Greer and Emily McCommas. Both are awaiting extradition to Alachua County on carjacking charges.
Alachua County Sheriff's deputies say it all started around 1:55 p.m. when they responded to a report of a vehicle stolen from the Shell gas station at 6900 W. Newberry Road.
Here's what happened next, according to a report:
The victim told deputies she paid for her gas and was walking back to her 2013 Kia Optima when Greer, who is 6-foot-5 and 340 pounds, came up behind her and demanded she hand him her purse and keys or he would hurt her.
The victim ran and hid in bushes next to the gas station while deputies say Greer and McCommas took off in the victim's car. Deputies searched the area but couldn't find the suspects.
Deputies say they turned up about four hours when they crashed the car on I-75 in Columbia County. Deputies say Greer was arrested at the scene while McCommas was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the wreck. She was later taken to Columbia County Jail.