An 18-year-old from Fort Myers was arrested after deputies say he stole a car, drove it recklessly and crashed into a deputy’s vehicle early Monday morning.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Javaris Williams was arrested after deputies responded to reports of a reckless driver on Naples Avenue South in Lehigh Acres at around 4:20 a.m. Two arrived in the area and saw a gray Dodge Charger going west on Randolph Street East. One of the deputies continued on Naples Avenue South, while the other deputy turned down a side street.
Williams, the driver of the Dodge Charger, failed to stop at the intersection of Randolph Street East and Naples Avenue South and T-boned the right side of the deputy’s vehicle.
The deputy was transported to the Gulf Coast Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries and was released later in the day.
Detectives learned the Dodge Charger had been reported as stolen from the Fort Myers Police Department on Thursday. Williams currently has a suspended driver’s license. He faces a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle.