Carjacking Turns Into Collision

An armed carjacking turned into a fiery head-on collision with police Tuesday afternoon at around 4:40 p.m.

NBC Miami reported that the carjacking suspect has been identified as Kieron Darnell Womble, 18.  A spokesperson with the Miami Police Department indicated that that Womble is currently facing a number of charges which include armed carjacking, aggravated assault, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and fleeing and eluding police.

The police arrest report indicates that the entire incident began Monday night in a parking lot located in the 3500 block Northwest 17th Avenue. Police allege that Womble had been armed with a rifle and stole a red Honda Civic and personal items belonging to two victims who had been in the car.

On Tuesday at approximately 4:40 p.m. police officers spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Womble fled with officers in pursuit. A number of cars were hit during the police chase. The high-speed pursuit ended with the stolen vehicle being driven by Womble colliding head-on with a police cruiser near U.S. 1 and Southwest 16th Avenue. The crash caused both vehicles to catch fire. Fire crews were dispatched to the area to extinguish the two-vehicle fire.

The officer who had been in the police cruiser and Womble were both transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center to be treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Womble was identified by the carjacking victims and he was placed under arrest. On Wednesday, Judge Renatha S. Francis would not set bond on the carjacking charge. She did, however, set bond on some of the other charges at $7,500 and $30,000. Because of the charge of armed carjacking, Womble will stay in jail as he awaits trial.