Carjacking Suspect Apprehended - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

02/22/06

Carjacking Suspect Apprehended

It was a wild night for police and many motorists caught up in a high speed chase. Savannah-Chatham Police say Ervin Fox carjacked a purple Chevy Impala at gunpoint at the Walgreen's on Abercorn Street around 8:30 last night. Police put a lookout for the car, officers spotted it, and chased Fox for miles.

They caught up with him at the intersection of East Victory Drive and Skidaway Road. Police say that's when Fox ran a stop light and a silver Nissan crashed into the side of the stolen Impala. The Impala then hit two other cars. Fox got out and ran, but police soon caught him.

Cars weren't the only thing the Impala hit. The chase literally ended right at sixteen year old Keandre Cato's feet. "I heard a car sliding over," he said. "I turned around and looked and the car was sliding between Skidaway and Victory Drive and coming towards me."

Cato is a cook at Captain D's. He had climbed up a ladder to change the marquis. "The car was coming towards me, I was going to jump off the ladder but I didn't want to get hit by the car so I let the car hit the ladder," Cato said.

Cato was left dangling ten feet in the air. He couldn't hold on for long and fell to the ground. "I was scared. I was shocked because I already had a feeling something was going to happen."

That premonition came true,in a way. Cato and his mother, Chantel Kelly, never could have imagined. Kelly said, "I'm thankful he's not as hurt as bad as I thought he was, and it could have been a lot worse than it was."

Cato was treated at the hospital for a bruised chest. The man police say hit him is behind bars. Ervin Fox is charged with carjacking, armed robbery and several traffic violations.

Fox was recently a part of another high profile case. He was involved in the murder of Gloria Peloquin at the Save-a-Lot grocery store on April 22, 2004. He testified at Kareem Petty's murder trial this past December that he drove Petty to the store and picked him up afterward. Fox was not convicted of anything connected to that crime. Petty is serving life in prison.

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