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Police: Jacksonville woman tries to steal car with couple inside
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Police: Jacksonville woman tries to steal car with couple inside

  • PublishedJune 3, 2024


When officers arrived, police said they saw one of the victims holding onto Marvette Perry, 36, of Jacksonville by the leg, attempting to keep her from fleeing.

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — A Jacksonville woman is facing charges after attempting to steal a vehicle from an elderly couple Saturday morning, according to the Ormond Beach Police Department.

Around 10:50 a.m., officers responded to an Exxon gas station located at 1633 N U.S. Highway 1 in Ormond Beach regarding a report of a stolen vehicle.

According to a news release, when officers arrived, they located one of the victims holding onto Marvette Perry, 36, of Jacksonville by the leg, attempting to keep her from fleeing in the vehicle.

Police said a Good Samaritan who saw what was happening before officers arrived, had drawn a firearm and held Perry at gunpoint to “ensure the safety of those involved,” but put the weapon away after he noticed Perry was not armed. The Good Samaritan remained at the scene, “reminding Perry he was armed” until officers arrived.

Neither of the vehicle owners were hurt during the incident.

Perry resisted arrest but was ultimately taken into custody, according to police.

One of the victims told police he exited Interstate 95 to a nearby gas station to use the restroom. 

Perry’s arrest report states as the victim went to open the driver’s side door to go inside the gas station, Perry opened his door, pushed him out of the way and got into the driver’s seat.

The victim advised police he believed Perry would steal the vehicle with his wife sitting in the passenger seat, so he held onto Perry’s leg until officers arrived.

According to Perry’s arrest report, investigators found her vehicle parked at a nearby gas pump and the keys in her possession when she was placed under arrest.

Perry faces charges of robbery carjacking without a firearm or weapon, burglary with assault or battery, battery on a person 65 years of age or older and resisting an officer without violence.






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