Two arrested on murder charges after high-speed chase through Madison County

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 6, 2018

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Madison County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people on murder charges following a high-speed pursuit after a citizen reported seeing a suspicious vehicle.

Deputies say the citizen called around 10:20 a.m. Thursday regarding the vehicle, which was parked on the side of South State Road 53.

The vehicle, a black Nissan with South Carolina license plates, contained a male, later identified as Aaron Lewis, and a female, later identified as Brooke Buddemeyer. When responding, officials learned the car had been reported stolen.

MCSO says when the responding deputy approached the vehicle, Lewis started the car and fled at a high rate of speed northbound on State Road 53. The deputy initiated a pursuit and speeds quickly exceeded 100 miles per hour.

Officials say other responding deputies joined the pursuit as the vehicle continued into the city of Madison. Deputies maintained their pursuit as other officers were able to get ahead of the chase and deploy deflation devices to successfully disable the Nissan.

Lewis and Buddemeyer were both arrested without further incident and transported to the Madison County Jail.

After further investigation, officials learned the two were wanted in Missouri for second degree murder and a nationwide attempt to locate them had been previously issued by the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office.

Lewis is facing charges of second degree murder, fleeing and eluding, possession of stolen property, possession of controlled substance, resisting arrest without violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.

Buddemeyer is facing charges of second degree murder and armed criminal action.

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