Sisters Charged After Chase
By Major Shawn Kimmitz
February 18, 2023

Two Stafford women were arrested after a pursuit and crash on Warrenton Road yesterday.

On February 17th at 3:22 p.m. Deputy M.E. Gordon stopped a gold Nissan Maxima at 626 Warrenton Road for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. The driver provided a fictitious name and claimed she was nervous since she had never been pulled over. Deputy F.J. Martinez responded as back-up and observed the female passenger was also extremely nervous.

As Deputy Gordon realized the driver had active warrants, the driver shifted the vehicle into gear and initiated a pursuit. The suspect proceeded northbound onto Warrenton Road and disregarded two red traffic signals. Unable to negotiate the intersection at Plantation Drive, the suspect ran off the road and crashed into a crosswalk signal, ending the vehicle pursuit.

The driver fled on foot towards Sebring Drive, but was no match for the blazing speed of Deputy Martinez. She was quickly apprehended and identified as Kelzy Young, 19. She was in fact wanted for three fail to appear warrants in Stafford and two outstanding warrants in Fredericksburg.

The passenger made a run for the border, Taco Bell. Thinking outside the bun did not work as her pink hair made her easily recognizable. Deputy Gordon took the passenger into custody in the Taco Bell parking lot moments after the driver was detained. The passenger was identified as Sharlynia Young, 21.

Kelzy Young was served her outstanding warrants and charged with eluding, possession of a controlled substance, identity theft, false identification to law enforcement, hit and run, obstruction, reckless driving, no driver’s license, fail to yield and expired inspection. Sharlynia Young was charged with obstruction and possession of a controlled substance. Both sisters were held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Thank you to the witnesses in the area that helped direct deputies to the suspects.