7 Felony Lane Gang suspects appear in court

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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Seven alleged members of the notorious Felony Lane Gang were in court Wednesday.

EAST GOSHEN TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- The alleged members of the notorious Felony Lane Gang, some of whom led police on a wild, two-county police chase earlier this month, were hauled into court on Wednesday.

The suspects are there for a preliminary hearing in East Goshen Township, Chester County.

PHOTOS: Suspected Felony Lane Gang members arrested

They are identified as:

Sherry Howard, 48, of Baltimore, Maryland

Keenon Seymour, 18, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jeremy Espenshade, 28, of Baltimore, Maryland

Jerome Glinton, aka. "Jerry Long", of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Heather Miller, 29, of Baltimore, Maryland

Jeremy Evans, 40, of Mellow Court, Baltimore, Maryland

Ashley Hamm, 22, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

In court, defense lawyers asked for more time as more charges were added.

"A lot of them were additional counts of what was already charged, not to mention they added five pages of additional information on an affidavit of probable cause."

The suspects are due back in court on April 6th. Bail was reduced, so they will no longer be held in maximum security in the Chester County Prison.

RAW VIDEO: Felony Lane Gang suspects appear in court

Police cars rammed during chase

The high speed pursuit on Tuesday, March 1st started in the parking lot of a Wendy's fast food restaurant on the 100 block of West Swedesford Road in Tredyffrin Township.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., authorities say two firefighters saw a group of people altering license plates, some were in a gray Dodge Journey SUV and others in a black Chevrolet Suburban SUV.

While police arrested three suspects on the spot, the driver of the Suburban did not wait around.

The Suburban struck the marked Tredyffrin Police cruiser not just in the parking lot, but also a second time on Swedesford Road at West Valley Road.

Police chased the SUV down Route 202, and then onto the Schuylkill Expressway, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Police dash cam video shows the end of a chase on the Schuylkill Expressway.

A Pennsylvania State Police cruiser was rammed during the pursuit.

The SUV eventually became stuck in traffic and two occupants of the vehicle got out and ran. Both were arrested after a foot pursuit.

One of the two ran across all lanes of I-76, over the shoulder, and jumped into the Schuylkill River; he was treated at a local hospital and released back to police custody.

The other two were arrested at the spot the SUV was stopped.

Chopper 6 was over the conclusion of a police pursuit that ended on the Schuylkill Expressway.

"Felony Lane" coined by police

Members of the Felony Lane Gang have an often-used technique.

They target gyms, daycares and other places where it's not uncommon for women to leave a purse on a car seat.

They'll break into cars and steal those purses. Then, female members of the crew, wearing wigs, will impersonate the victims at a bank.

The disguised crew members often used the bank drive-thru lane that's farthest from the teller, so as not to be seen clearly. Police began calling that the "Felony Lane."