Charges Piling Up Against Pair Who Stole Cop Cars, Police Say - FOX 35 News Orlando

Charges Piling Up Against Pair Who Stole Cop Cars, Police Say

Posted: Updated:
(L-R) Shayna Sykes, 23, and 24-year-old Blake Bills were arrested Tuesday after a police chase that ended in Philadelphia. (L-R) Shayna Sykes, 23, and 24-year-old Blake Bills were arrested Tuesday after a police chase that ended in Philadelphia.
Video from SkyFOX shows police as they move in to arrest the suspect in Tuesday's chase. Video from SkyFOX shows police as they move in to arrest the suspect in Tuesday's chase.
CAMDEN, N.J. -

Twenty-four hours after leading police on a two state, high speed chase in two stolen police cars, Blake Bills and Shayna Sykes began to see the criminal charges against them pile up.

"They were bent on destruction, either their own or somebody else," Camden County prosecutor Warren Faulk told FOX 29 Wednesday.

Bills now faces attempted murder and carjacking charges for allegedly running down Camden Police Officer Sekou Reid-Bey after stealing the 16-year police veteran's cruiser. Bills and Sykes fled across the Ben Franklin Bridge at speeds up to 100 mph before crashing at 7th and Norris in Philadelphia.

As Bills was being arrested, police say Sykes stole a Philadelphia police cruiser, crashed into several cars and led philly cops on another high speed chase before she was nabbed.

"It's just unbelievable that two young people with apparently a very bad narcotics habit would go to those extremes," Faulk said.

Investigators also disclosed that Bills and Sykes were stopped at 3rd and Erie in North Camden Sunday during an attempted drug buy and fled onto I-676 with police in hot pursuit. The chase almost proved deadly when an officer's cruiser flipped over.

"We're lucky that innocent drivers weren't killed on I-676," Faulk added.

Faulk also says the two suspects allegedly tried to carjack a vehicle at 3rd and Market Street in Camden just moments before stealing the Camden police car Tuesday morning.

FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser asked Faulk if there was a message for young people coming into Camden to buy drugs. He said, "Yes. Don't."

Camden police are expected to add more charges in connection with that high speed chase on Sunday. That officer was not seriously injured. Charges could also be filed in the carjacking at 3rd and Market.

Sources also say that Bills and Sykes are being investigated in connection with an alleged carjacking in Philadelphia over the weekend.

Officer Reid-Bey remains hospitalized with a broken leg and other injuries.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Man Dies Following Parachute Jump In South Jersey

    Man Dies Following Parachute Jump In South Jersey

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:19:43 GMT
    A parachute jump goes terribly wrong in South Jersey. A skydiver dies after what police describe as a problem with his wingsuit.
    A parachute jump goes terribly wrong in South Jersey. A skydiver dies after what police describe as a problem with his wingsuit.
  • Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:18:39 GMT
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
  • One Year After Marathon Bombings, Runners Return To Boston

    One Year After Marathon Bombings, Runners Return To Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:01:22 GMT
    One year after the explosions, 36,000 runners return to Boston. See how the city is securing the site.
    One year after the explosions, 36,000 runners return to Boston. See how the city is securing the site.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices