Woman Wanted in Texas Arrested in Tallahassee

Posted at 10:20 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 10:20:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman wanted in Texas was arrested in Tallahassee on Wednesday after she was involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured two people.

According to a probable cause document, a Tallahassee Police officer was dispatched to Capital Circe NE and Eastgate way around 5 p.m. in response to a crash with injuries.

When they arrived, they found a white Ford Crown Victoria in the middle of the northbound lanes with substantial damage to the front. There was also a gold Toyota Camry resting on a light pole at the northeast corner of the intersection.

Both cars had their airbags deployed and were disabled due to the extent of the damage. The driver and passenger in the Camry were also complaining of injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

When police spoke with the passenger in the Crown Victoria, they asked him where the driver was. The passenger told them that the driver, who was later identified as Brande Armstrong, had run away. 

The document said that the passenger told officers that Armstrong was trying to turn left onto Eastgate but had failed to put the car back into gear. When the car rolled into the intersection, Armstrong shifted the car back into drive, causing the car to lurch forward and hit the Toyota.

After searching for her for about five minutes, Armstrong returned to the scene and told officers that she had not been driving the Ford. The probable cause document said that Armstrong gave officers a false name and wouldn't tell them her real name. 

When they eventually made a positive identification, they arrested Armstrong. Police were also able to find out that Armstrong was wanted in Texas for a misdemeanor and was on supervised release for an aggravated battery with a weapon charge.

She was cited for leaving the scene of an accident with injury and property damage, having no valid driver's license, resisting an officer without violence, and violation of probation.