60.1 F
The Villages
Saturday, February 24, 2024

Pair who hid in Villager’s yard after chase remain behind bars

Alfred Junior Woods
Alfred Junior Woods
Aundrea Lee Burress
Aundrea Lee Burress

A man and a woman who were arrested after a dramatic chase that ended at the Del Mar Gate in The Villages remained behind bars this weekend.

Alfred Junior Woods, 40, of Tavares, and Aundrea Lee Burress, 28, of Lake City, were transferred this past week from the Lake County Jail to the Marion County Jail.

They remained behind bars as new information came to light about their capture.

They were traveling in stolen green Kia Soul on the morning of Feb. 2 when everal units from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, including a helicopter, joined in the pursuit that  began across the county line and ended at about 10 a.m. near Spanish Springs Town Square.

A suspect was taken into custody after being apprehended Friday morning near the Del Mar Gate
Aundrea Burress was taken into custody after being apprehended near the Del Mar Gate,

The car was reportedly stolen sometime Feb. 1 from the Kohl’s store at Lady Lake Crossing. The stolen car was apparently taken to Marion County and was heading back to The Villages the following day during the pursuit.

According to an arrest report that has since been released, Woods was found hiding in a tree in the backyard of a tree at a home in the Chula Vista Villas. Burress was also captured nearby. A pipe used for smoking narcotics was found in the stolen vehicle.

Burress and Woods each served three days in the Lake County Jail in January after stealing a drone from a Walmart in Clermont. Woods was with another woman in March 2023 when they were arrested after attempting to cash a bogus check at a bank in Lady Lake.

We should not vote for anyone spreading Russian propaganda

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Poinciana woman contends we should not vote for anyone for re-election that has knowingly spread Russian propaganda in the halls of our government.

Please reconsider closing down Texas Hold’ em poker games

A Village of Marsh Bend resident is hoping officials in The Villages will reconsider its decision to shut down Texas Hold’em games.

Ralph is embarrassing himself in rants about Trump

A Village of Piedmont resident fears that frequent letter writer Ralph Bennett is embarrassing himself in his rants about former President Trump.

Shocked to see bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing

A Haciendas of Mission Hills resident writes that he was shocked to see a bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing.

Don’t take poker away from residents who need it most

A Village of Calumet Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, is pleading with officials in The Villages to restore the poker games that mean so much to residents.