Convicted felon who led police on high-speed chase appears in court

MIAMI (WSVN) - A convicted felon stood before a judge the day after he led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash.

Albert Luis Fernandez appeared in bond court Tuesday afternoon.

This hearing comes after Fernandez allegedly led police on a chase just before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Surveillance footage shows the convicted felon’s eventful afternoon began at “Noel’s Muffler Shop” in Opa-locka when he arrived in a stolen vehicle.

Opa-locka Police Chief James Dobson said, “Basically, he took the car there, he was waiting to try to find, I guess, his next victim.”

Officers said he found his next vehicle at a location across the street, as surveillance footage shows Fernandez getting into a truck and taking off.

Opa-locka and Miami-Dade police were both involved in the pursuit, which finally came to a crashing end at a railroad crossing in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Officers took the suspect into custody before he was taken to the hospital.

Police said they found a loaded gun in the truck that Fernandez used in the high-speed chase.

The 33-year-old was also wanted by Miami Lakes Police for several burglary cases.

Fernandez has multiple charges against him, including grand theft, battery on a police officer, fleeing from police and possession of a firearm by a gang member.

His bond hearing was reset for Wednesday awaiting additional evidence.

If probable cause is found for the charge of a gang member with a gun, he will remain behind bars without bail.

Officers said the felon not only threatened to kill them but spit in their faces and told them he was a member of the Latin Kings gang with the tattoos to prove it.

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