The Miami-Dade Police Department continues its investigation into an incident involving an escaped prisoner who was captured after a brief police pursuit.
Investigators said the MDPD Narcotics Bureau received information that 32-year-old Andy Ulysse, who was wanted out of the State of Georgia for numerous charges, was in Miami-Dade County and was attempting to flee the country.
Early Monday morning, narcotics detectives were able to apprehend Ulysse in northeast Miami-Dade. Once his identification was confirmed, a records check revealed two open warrants from Georgia. The first warrant was for armed robbery, burglary, home invasion, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a felon. The second warrant was for armed robbery, false imprisonment and theft.
Once Ulysse was taken into custody, police said he was placed in a marked police vehicle to be transported to TGK Corrections. On the way, in the area of northbound State Road 826, just before Northwest 36th Street, police said Ulysse began to kick the rear passenger door window open and jump out of the police vehicle. He fled the area by jumping off a 15-foot embankment.
"He was able to climb out or exit the vehicle somehow and decided to flee and possibly jump off an embankment on the Palmetto," said Alvaro Zabaleta with MDPD.
A perimeter was established and his description was transmitted over the radio. Police said Ulysse jumped in a vehicle that was unattended and fled the area.
Officers spotted the vehicle traveling westbound on West Flagler Street. The units attempted to stop the vehicle but Ulysse refused and continued to flee. He then traveled northbound on Northwest 97th Avenue where he attempted to strike multiple police vehicles and also side-swiped a civilian vehicle. The driver was not injured.
"He attempted to strike a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle. He hit one of the Miami-Dade Police vehicles and did strike a Sweetwater vehicle," Zabaleta explained.
Ulysse continued northbound and came to a stop at a parking lot located at Northwest 41st Street and Northwest 97th Avenue where he was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.
Ulysse now faces charges of grand theft, battery, escaping police custody, among others, following Monday's incident.