Two men accused of going on a crime spree after walking away from a Wisconsin correctional center have been arrested in Broward County.
They are suspected of beating an elderly store clerk in Seffner earlier this week, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
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The Seminole Police Department said James Newman and James Misleveck were arrested after a chase in Hollywood, Florida, early Wednesday. Dispatcher Paige Gutierrez says they are being held in the Broward County Jail.
Authorities said the men stole a shotgun after fleeing from the Black River boot camp July 17, stole several vehicles and kidnapped and robbed a woman at a Black River Falls casino.
Jackson County, Wisconsin sheriff's officials said the two commandeered the woman's SUV and forced her into the back seat at gunpoint. They drove to Tomah, then Sparta, where the men stole a pickup truck, authorities said. At some point, the woman escaped.
Then on Wednesday, police in Florida said they spotted the men in a parking ramp at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in the same black Chrysler Concorde they stole last week in Wisconsin.
When police tried to stop their car, the men allegedly drove away and led officers on a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood.
Police said the men then stopped the car and ran from officers. James Misleveck tried to climb a fence, but officers caught him before he could go over, according to police.
James Newman climbed a tree and was eventually surrounded by police. He then jumped out of the tree and tried to run again, but was taken down by a police dog, according to the Seminole Police Department.
Earlier in the week, surveillance video at a Seffner convenience store showed two robbers, now believed to be Newman and Misleveck, brutally beating 71-year-old Hasimbhai Indawala.
Indawala was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Hillsborough detectives interviewed the men and positively identify them as the suspects in the convenience store beating and robbery.
In addition to the charges they will face in Wisconsin, Misleveck and Newman are being charged with armed robbery and battery on the elderly.