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Women caught in Thomas Co. after multi-state crime spree

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 14:03:45-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - A South Florida woman is now in the Thomas County Jail, and another is hospitalized, after police say they crashed trying to escape arrest following a multi-state crime spree.

Police say 34-year-old Stephanie Fernandez and 50-year-old Bonnie McClelland were smashed car windows and stole purses in Thomasville and Cairo last week.

Surveillance video shows the two breaking into a car in the Thomasville YMCA parking lot.

Officers believe the two are also responsible for car break ins in Quincy, Tallahassee, and Marianna.

Cairo officers spotted the two at a local bank, sparking a high speed chase.

The suspects flipped their car on highway 84 near Bracewell Automotive.

Fernandez is being held in the Thomas County Jail. McClelland is still in the hospital in Gainesville being treated for her injuries.