Suspects in robbery, chase identified
The four suspects reportedly involved in an armed robbery at Mayor’s Jewelry at the Bell Tower Thursday at approximately 8:53 p.m., who then led law enforcement agencies on a chase through Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties, have been identified. They are:
— Stephen Hart, 30, of Miami – pending charges by North Port Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office
— Corey Lumpkin, 35, of Miami – charged by North Port Police Department and pending charges by Lee County Sheriff’s Office
— Ronnie Hart, 36, of Miami – pending charges by Lee County Sheriff’s Office
— Lamar Alexander, 30, of Miami – pending charges by Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Hart remains hospitalized while the three other accused men are being held at the Sarasota County Jail.
Law enforcement agencies involved in the incident included Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and North Port Police.
The incident came to an end when the suspects reportedly crashed their car near mile marker 183 on I-75 in North Port and attempted to flee on foot.
One of the suspects, Hart, was shot in an incident involving a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy. The suspect was airlifted to a Bay area hospital for treatment.