A Fort Myers teenager who was arrested last week after attempting to flee police and crashing into another vehicle, was found to be lying about her identity to police.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Ny’keria Alexis Anderson lied about her identity after she was arrested on Wednesday, September 29, while attempting to flee officers in a stolen vehicle.
The victim whose identity was stolen contacted law enforcement and says that Anderson allegedly stole her driver’s license, social security card, and debit card, in addition to her vehicle.
The vehicle was reported stolen out of Osceola County.
Last week, Anderson was caught traveling north along U.S. Hwy 441 in a stolen vehicle. She allegedly ignored an MCSO deputy’s attempt at a traffic stop before she entered a median, lost control, and crashed into a white Chevrolet SUV.
The driver of the SUV suffered a fractured nose.
In our original story, Ocala-News.com identified Anderson using the victim’s name that was falsely provided to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. On October 4, MCSO confirmed that the victim contacted law enforcement to inform them of the discrepancy.
Anderson is still at the Marion County Jail and faces multiple charges, including aggravated fleeing and eluding, and false identification provided to a law enforcement officer. Her bond is set at $26,000 and her next court date is set for Tuesday, November 2 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.