Fatal hit & run suspect arrested in Wareham

Two friends also arrested as being accessories after the fact of vehicle homicide 
WAREHAM - On right Wareham Police escort motor vehicle homicide suspect, 18 year-old Gina Giovangelo, to an awaiting police cruiser at the Wareham Police Station Saturday afternoon, May 22, 2010, following her arrest in Wareham.

Giovangelo was arrested Saturday with the help of a K9 police dog following a foot chase through the nearby woods, investigators said.

Giovangelo is accused of fleeing from her arraignment on Friday at Barnstable District Court during a cigarette break. She then went to a Hyannis Mercedea Benz dealer and tried to buy a car with the $110,000 cash she was caryying. Police say the money came from an auto acvcident settlement recently.

Also arrested were her boyfriend Cameron Byers, 20, of Hyannis, and a girlfriend Jordan Robinson, 20, of Centerville, who had fled with Giovangelo.

Barnstable Police received a tip that Giovangelo was hiding out at the Rosewood Motel in Wareham. Police spotted a car leaving the motel and identified the driver as Byers.

Jordan Robinson and Cameron Byers were arrested on charges of being accessories after the fact for assisting Giovangelo. Robinson is suspected of driving Giovangelo to several Hyannis car dealers while she evaded police, according to Barnstable Police.

Police allege Byers and Robinson knowingly harbored, concealed, and assisted Giovangelo after she fled court.

According to a statement released by the Wareham Police Department, Giovangelo was captured in a wooded area along Onset Avenue in Wareham around 3 p.m.


Two mugshots: Left, first arrest, right the second arrest.

Barnstable Police had received a tip that Giovangelo was in the area, possibly in a white Toyota Camry.

Wareham police spotted the vehicle at the Rosewood Motel on Cranberry Highway. There were two occupants in the vehicle, Jordan Robinson and Cameron Byers. While questioning the two, police learned that Giovangelo was at the hotel and had run out the back door into the woods.

See the follow-up story on her return to court Monday here.

Photos and video by David G. Curran.

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