Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department
We now know the identities of the two people who led Tallahassee police on a high speed chase yesterday, July 17, 2013.
According to probable cause, Abraham Wiggins was driving when he passed Aujahne Cottrell walking on the side of the road. Wiggins tried to grab her. She fought back, but was shoved into the vehicle.
When police pulled the car over, Cottrell was in the front seat and Wiggins was punching her. Police announced to Wiggins that he was under arrest. At that point, Cottrell got out of the car and tried to push the officer away saying "no, no, no."
Wiggins put the vehicle in gear as the officer was in the door jam attempting to take the suspect into custody. As he put the car in reverse he struck the officer with the door.
Cottrell jumped back into the car and they fled the scene.
Cottrell was charged with resisting officer and violation of probation. Wiggins was charged with aggravated battery, felony fleeing and eluding, and drug charges.
By Garin Flowers
July 17, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Two people fighting inside a car led to a chase with police in Tallahassee, as well as two arrests.
TPD responded to the fight around 1:40 p.m., July 17, 2013, and as they approached, the car drove off, hitting an officer with one of the car doors.
It turned into a high speed chase, and eventually ended just off Captial Circle and Midyette Road, when the driver stopped.
Both suspects were arrested and no one was hurt. Charges are pending.