TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Two 17 year olds will be tried as adults after deputies say they carjacked a victim in Tallahassee.
According to court documents, Leon County deputies responded to Shelfer Road and Ross Road in regards to a stolen car on May 24. Deputies say the victim was at the intersection changing tire on his GMC Canyon truck when two suspects "came out of nowhere" and pushed him to the ground.
The victim told deputies that the suspects then got inside his vehicle and drove away on Ross Road. After speaking with the victim, deputies were informed that a stolen truck had been found on Willow Bend Way by Tallahassee Police.
Officers stopped the truck and identified the two 17-year-old suspects as Eddric Webster and Anterrio Price.
According to court documents, the two suspects could not be questioned without a legal guardian, so their deputies contacted their guardians to request that they come to the scene.
Webster's guardian was the only one to show up to the scene, so investigators proceeded to question him.
Investigators say Webster claimed he didn't know Price "like that." He went on to tell them that he happened to see Price in the neighborhood and just asked him if he could get a ride.
However, documents say the victim was able to identify Webster and Price as the two suspects who stole his truck.
Based on the evidence, both Webster and Price were arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center. After further investigation, the state attorney's office ordered that Webster and Price be transferred into the Leon County Detention Facility on one count of carjacking each.
Court documents note that both teens were committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice in non-secure and high risk programs before the carjacking. Webster was on post-commitment probation and Price was on conditional release when the crime occurred. They also each have a juvenile history that includes burglary, grand theft and trespassing.
As of Monday, Webster and Price are being held in jail without bond.