Newark – After deliberately crashing a stolen car into a sheriff’s vehicle, two male suspects were arrested this afternoon.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated the Patrol Division officers from his department spotted a 2005 Lexus ES that was reported stolen out of Newark this morning at the intersection of Nye Avenue and Clinton Place in Irvington.The sheriff added that when his officers activated overhead lights and siren to effect a motor vehicle stop the suspect vehicle slammed head-on into the sheriff’s marked patrol cruiser.
Following the crash which occurred shortly after , the Lexus sped from the scene and the sheriff’s officers terminated its pursuit after a few blocks.
Sheriff Fontoura added that Newark police spotted the vehicle a few minutes later at the intersection of Custer Avenue and Custer Place.Sheriff’s officers and New Jersey State Police troopers were also in the area.
Seeing that they were surrounded by police officers from multiple agencies, the driver, Keywan Hudson, age 26, and his passenger, Al Malik Tubbs, age 25, both of Newark, attempted to flee from the scene on foot.
A sheriff’s detective chased down and arrested Hudson whose criminal history includes 14 previous arrests and 9 convictions and a state trooper captured Tubbs.
Hudson was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count each of resisting arrest, eluding police, possession of a weapon (the Lexus), possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and receiving stolen property.
Tubbs was charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.
The two sheriff’s officers who were involved in the crash were taken to UniversityHospital for examination.Hudson complained of whiplash injury and he was taken to East Orange GeneralHospital.
When speedy bails are set on the suspects they will be lodged in the Essex County Correctional Facility prior to arraignment on today’s charges.