Timothy Allen Hogue, 37, and Rebecca Kozub, 31, have been implicated in a series of car burglaries in the Preservation Pointe neighborhood of Polk County, following a high-speed chase that ended with their vehicle crashing into a parked car. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of attempted break-ins by a White male and female duo early Monday morning in Davenport, Florida. When deputies attempted to stop the suspects’ white 2006 Cadillac CTS, Hogue, who was driving, sped away.
The chase ensued within the neighborhood, which has only one entry and exit point. Surveillance footage captured the Cadillac colliding with an unoccupied vehicle. Deputies pulled the suspects from the crashed Cadillac and requested medical services for their injuries.
Sheriff Grady Judd emphasized the reckless and dangerous nature of the high-speed chase within a residential area, noting Hogue’s ironically apt neck tattoo, “all gas, no brakes.” After receiving medical treatment, Hogue admitted to the burglaries and claimed they were Kozub’s idea, explaining that he fled out of panic.
Hogue, a resident of Apopka, faces multiple charges including burglary, theft, fleeing to elude, drug possession, and resisting arrest without violence. His extensive criminal history includes 31 felonies and 18 misdemeanors. Kozub, from Ocoee, remains hospitalized with a fractured leg and is pending charges. She has a record of 19 felonies and 20 misdemeanors.
The incident, which ended in a dramatic crash, underscores the dangers of high-speed pursuits in residential areas. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the car burglaries, with the involvement of Hogue and Kozub being a focal point.