U Haul Chase Suspect Appears In Court

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The man arrested in connection with last Friday’s chase through the streets of Miami-Dade in a U Haul truck went before a judge Sunday morning.

Darrell Conyers made his first appearance in bond court.

Conyers, 45,will face a number of charges including grand theft, fraud and resisting arrest with violence.

During the hearing, the judge noted that the only charge before her was driving with a suspended license.  For that she set bond at $2,000.  Conyers will return to bond court at a later time for the additional charges.

Conyers was scheduled to appear in court on Saturday but was unable to do so because he was still in the hospital being treated for injuries he sustained during the chase which apparently started as an attempted robbery at a tool shop on South Dixie Highway.

For 45 minutes the U Haul truck weaved in and out of city streets, jumping on and off the Palmetto Expressway and headed in different directions along Southwest 8th Street and Flagler Street.

In one sequence, police officers on foot chased after the U-Haul truck on a Miami street when it appeared that it was coming to a stop. It then suddenly took off, leaving the officers behind.

It came to an end 12:45 p.m. right next to Miami Senior High School.

When officers moved in to apprehend the driver, an unidentified Miami-Dade Police officer was injured when he was pinned between the U-Haul truck and a police vehicle. He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was treated for a broken leg.

Another Miami officer cut his hand from broken glass. Police say that happened when officers had to break the glass on the U-Haul truck to get the suspect out of it.

Police said Conyers has had previous run ins with the law and has convictions for firearm violations, fleeing police and carjacking.


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