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CHESAPEAKE-- A Chesapeake school was put on lockdown Thursday while police searched for a man with a handgun who had allegedly stolen a vehicle.

Police say Joliff Middle school was on lockdown for one hour Thursday while officers searched for the suspect nearby.

According to police, a 17-year-old male and 18-year-old Micara Ellis were driving a Ford Focus in the 4200 block of Quailshire Dr. when they saw a Hummer SUV idling inside a garage.

The juvenile suspect, armed with a handgun, allegedly went into the garage and stole the Hummer.

Police say the owners of the Hummer saw the suspect leaving and got into their Lincoln Navigator and followed the pair. They then contacted police.

Police say the juvenile pulled over, abandoned the Hummer, and got back into the Ford Focus with Ellis.

Police say as the Hummer's owner continued to follow the suspects, the Navigator and the Ford collided, causing an accident as they were driving onto I-664 from Rt. 58.

Police say the juvenile suspect ran into the woods near Joliff Middle School Police searched the area but the boy wasn't found.

Ellis didn't flee and was arrested by police inside the vehicle.She resides in the 3000 block of Meadow View in Hopewell and is charged with conspiracy, armed burglary, grand larceny and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Police are still searching for the 17-year-old male suspect. They aren't releasing his name because he is a minor.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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