Suspect in custody following Pensacola police chase

Photo source: MGN

Pensacola police officers have a suspect in custody following a police chase. Authorities have identified the man as Willie Avera.

Multiple police vehicles near the17th Avenue trestle were searching for the auto theft suspect.

According to Pensacola Police Officer Mike Wood, an officer spotted a stolen vehicle and pulled the driver over.

The male driver jumped out and took off. The female passenger slid over to the driver’s side and drove away. Police caught up with the vehicle and arrested the woman in the area of 17th Avenue and Bay Boulevard. Police identified the woman as 24-year-old Caeli Basinger.

The vehicle was reported stolen in Baldwin County.

Officers say multiple charges are pending against the man and woman.

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