A man and woman, who were arrested Thursday after a high-speed chase from Virginia to the District that left a pedestrian critically injured, fought extradition to Virginia yesterday during their arraignment in D.C. Superior Court.
Lynettus Brooks Jr., 30, of 2017 13th Street NW, and Gloria Johnson, 25, of 652 Franklin St. NE, are suspects along with two others in the hold-up of the Washington-Lee Savings & Loan at 250 North Glebe Rd. in Arlington on Thursday.
The robbery triggered a chase that left Alvin Briscoe, 47, of Silver Spring, critically injured after the suspects' car spun out of control near the intersection of 19th and E Streets NW and hit him. Briscoe remained in critical condition yesterday at the Washington Hospital Center.
Brooks, who came to court yesterday with his head bandaged and wearing a white hospital gown and beige trousers, was ordered held on $5,000 bond. Johnson was released to a third-party custodian, who is supposed to insure that she returns to court. The extradition hearings for both were scheduled for Oct. 31.
The other two robbery suspects, Orlando M. Dorantes, 30, of no fixed address, and Terry Washington, of 2527 14th Street NW, were both reported in satisfactory condition at D.C. General Hospital yesterday. They were suffering from injuries they had received when their car collided with a second vehicle on 19th Street.
Meanwhile, the FBI said that the arrests of the four suspects had led to the arrest Thursday of Ronald Cureton, 32, of 4828 Fort Totten Drive NE. Cureton was arraigned in U.S. District Court on charges of robbing the First Federal Savings & Loan of Alexandria, 1324 King St., on Sept. 13. He waived his right to an extradition hearing and will be returned to Virginia immediately.