Police: 4 arrested after police chase through Va, DC

FALLS CHURCH, Md. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County police say six small children were passengers in a car that was involved in a police pursuit on Saturday.

Four adults were in the car during the chase, which began in Virginia and continued into D.C.

Police say the suspects in the car were wanted for their involvement in an armed robbery of two women at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of South Manchester Street in the Falls Church area.

Officers located the armed robbery suspects in a vehicle in the area of Leesburg Pike and Carlyn Springs Road and initiated a traffic stop but the suspect vehicle fled, according to police.

Police say that during the pursuit, the suspect vehicle hit another car in Arlington County at Columbia Pike and South Glebe Road. The pursuit continued into D.C. before the vehicle crashed into a barrier wall at C Street and Washington Avenue.

Two suspects, identified as 25-year-old Marcus Woodland of D.C. and 31-year-old Christopher Woodland of D.C., were taken into custody and turned over to the Metropolitan Police Department. Both men have been charged with robbery.

Two others, 19-year-old Abena Okrah of Annandale and 25-year-old Beverly Starr of D.C., were also in the vehicle. They were both taken into custody and charged with receiving stolen property.

Six small children, all under the age of six, were also in the car. All six children were turned over to Child Protective Services in the District.

Police say additional charges are pending. All four suspects are awaiting extradition back to Fairfax County.


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