Suspects arrested in Elmore County high-speed chase identified

Suspects arrested in Elmore County high-speed chase identified

ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Three suspects arrested in connection to a case that led to a high-speed chase in Elmore County are being identified. They include Clarence Keith Washington, John James Galietti, and Sarvonda Monike Banks.

The arrests come after, for the second time in just 24 hours, Wetumpka police were involved in a high-speed, overnight chase that ultimately ended in the Millbrook area.

Investigators say the suspects were seen leaving the Wetumpka Walmart with flatscreen televisions. As police were arriving on the scene, the theft suspects were pulling out of the parking lot and refused to stop.

A police pursuit was initiated, which led from Hwy. 231 to Highway 14. As the suspects’ vehicle crossed over Canal Bridge, they struck a civilian vehicle, which then hit a police cruiser.

Photos shared of the civilian vehicle that was struck, and then pushed into a Wetumpka police cruiser during an overnight chase.
Photos shared of the civilian vehicle that was struck, and then pushed into a Wetumpka police cruiser during an overnight chase. (Source: WSFA 12 News viewer)

Elmore County sheriff’s deputies joined the pursuit as it entered the Millbrook area. Millbrook police brought the chase to an end by deploying spike strips.

Washington, Banks, and Galietti are being held at the Elmore County Jail. Banks is being held on a $9,000 bond while the others are set at $4,000 each.

Police said despite a lot of damage, there were no injuries to civilians or officers.

The chase follows another from the night before that turned fatal when a fleeing suspect crashed their vehicle into a tree near the Millbrook Walmart.

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