Georgia fugitive denied bond after escaping from Miami-Dade police

Andy Ulysse, 33, to remain in jail until extradited to Georgia

MIAMI – A fugitive wanted in Georgia is being held without bond after he briefly escaped from a Miami-Dade police car Monday morning.

A Miami-Dade County judge said Andy Ulysse, 33, will remain at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center until he is extradited to Georgia.

"Would you like to waive and take the 15 days or contest and take 90 days?" Judge Mindy Glazer asked Ulysse during his initial court appearance.

"I'll take the waive for 200, judge," Ulysse answered, acting as if he were a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune."

According to an arrest affidavit, Ulysee is wanted in Suwanee, Georgia, on two warrants. One is for armed robbery, burglary, home invasion, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The second warrant is for armed robbery, false imprisonment and theft by taking a motor vehicle.

Miami-Dade police said Ulysse was arrested Monday morning in the 13700 block of Collins Avenue after narcotics detectives received a tip that he was in Miami-Dade County and was attempting to flee the country.

Police said he broke the window of a police car and jumped out of the car on the Palmetto Expressway at Northwest 36th Street while on the way to TGK.

Police said Ulysse, who was still handcuffed, stole a white shuttle van from a nearby Quality Inn.

Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said police followed the vehicle to a Walgreens parking lot at Northwest 41st Street and Northwest 97th Avenue, where they took Ulysse into custody. He was then taken to Miami-Dade police headquarters in Doral.

"Why'd you run?" Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden asked Ulysse as he was being escorted to jail.

"'Cause I used to run track back in high school," Ulysse answered.

Police said Ulysse sideswiped a woman's car and struck a Sweetwater police cruiser during the short police chase.

No injuries were reported during the pursuit and arrest.

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