DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Three men who authorities believe robbed their prospective drug buyers in Boynton Beach, then later fled police at speeds above 110 mph until they were spotted and eventually crashed, are now in jail.
Boynton Beach police report they have arrested:
Gregory Johnson, 20, who faces charges of resisting arrest without violence. Police also discovered Johnson is wanted on homicide charges out of Miami-Dade County.
Calton L. Beverly, 22, of Boynton Beach, who faces charges of robbery with a firearm and obstruction.
Joseph Owen Arthur IV, 29, of Boynton Beach, who faces charges of fleeing and eluding and reckless driving.
The drama began at about 9:07 p.m. Thursday, when three men called Boynton Beach Police to report they'd been robbed at gunpoint and one had been beaten by men from whom they intended to buy marijuana. After taking hundreds of dollars and the victims' cellphones, they drove away in a black Nissan Maxima, the victims told police.
About two hours later, a car matching that description was spotted at the intersection of North Congress Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard, according to the arrest reports. When a police officer attempted to pull over the car, one of the occupants jumped out and ran, while the car's driver exited a shopping center parking lot and sped south on Congress Avenue.
While one officer chased the runner, other police joined the pursuit of the Nissan. One officer noted in the arrest report that the Nissan reached speeds above 110 mph and caused drivers on the road to swerve onto sidewalks to avoid it.
The Nissan eventually crashed in Delray Beach at Lake Ida Road and Congress Avenue. Its occupants were then arrested.