Officers in Boynton Beach police cruiser crash identified

All home from the hospital

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A warrant has been issued for 22-year-old Markell Hollis. He's the last remaining suspect on the loose allegedly involved in a police chase and crash in Boynton Beach Tuesday.

Wednesday, the Boynton Beach Police Department released the internal affairs report for the 3 officers injured while responding to the crash.

The report shows that the driver, Rachel Loy, had been given a written reprimand for a crash in 2007 and then a 1-day suspension for another crash that happened less than 6 months later. There was no disciplinary action for the other two officers.

This information came out just as Chedo Ceance made his first appearance in court Wednesday.

The 18-year-old is accused of stealing guns from a house on NE 4th Court in Boynton Beach, along with 17-year-old Michael Hollis and 22-year-old Markell Hollis.

Investigators say they then led police on a wild chase through Boynton Beach.

Jilene Osias, Ceance's next door neighbor and friend, says that just hours before, Ceance was at her house, trying to be a responsible adult.

Osias says he was, "...applying for job application actually and I was helping him."

Follow the child's hand prints on the concrete blocks leading to Michael and Markell Hollis' parents' home. The brothers may have taken the wrong path in life.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Michael Hollis admitted to burglarizing the home and driving the truck in the pursuit. His older brother, Markell, is still on the run.

Tory Wright is a good friend of the Hollis brothers. Even though he's not related, he refers to them as "little brothers." He says they lived "just down the road. I mean I probably know them better than anybody."

Wright defends the Hollis brothers, calling them good kids with big dreams.

Wright says they wanted to be football players, "Everybody in this neighborhood dreams of making it to the big leagues. Brett Favres. Ronnie Browns."

That's little consolation to officers Rachel Loy, George Baldino and Clayton Harris.

They're the 3 officers injured as a result of the chase and crash. All of them have been treated and released from the hospital.

Jilene is wishing she could've gotten through to Ceance. She says she wishes she could rewind everything.

We also checked the Boynton Beach Police Department's policies manual regarding pursuits.

Even though a burglary in progress is not listed in their manual as one of the felonies which would warrant a police chase, a spokeswoman says that's merely a guideline.

She says the department heavily relies on an officer's perception of what is a fluid and potentially dangerous situation. She also says the officer who initiated this pursuit has an exemplary record.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Jason Llopis at 561.742.6144 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1.800.458.TIPS.

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