Three arrested after drugs found in stolen car


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Christopher Kajuan Boykins, 29; Aubreyona Jani Cross, 24; and Monique Simoune Curtis, 26, were arrested last night after deputies found drugs in a stolen car that they had driven to a gas station.

At about 8:40 p.m. last night, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office received a notification about a stolen Hyundai in the area of 4200 SW 20th Avenue. A deputy located the Hyundai at a gas station at 4234 SW 20th Avenue; it was parked at a gas pump and was not running.

The deputy saw someone lying on the back seat, then boxed in the car, turned on his lights, and ordered the woman, identified as Cross, to get out of the car.

While detaining Cross, the deputy saw a man and woman inside the store. The man was at the counter and appeared to have already paid, but the deputy noted that he walked back into the store and out of view. The man was later identified as Boykins, and the woman with him in the store was identified as Curtis. Deputies were later able to view surveillance video that reportedly showed Boykins driving the car, with Curtis in the front passenger seat.

Deputies made contact with the two as they exited the store, and Boykins allegedly said his name was Joshua Boykins, which was later determined to be his brother’s name. The deputy also reported that he found the key to the stolen car in the store.

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The deputy reported that he found two hand-rolled marijuana joints in the car; one reportedly had MDPV in it. The deputy also reported finding a scale and a number of empty plastic bags.

During a probable cause search of the Hyundai, deputies reported finding two plastic bags that contained cocaine, more marijuana, and a container with more cocaine.

While the deputy was speaking with Cross, she asked for her drink, and the deputy gave it to her. She allegedly removed the lid and purposely dropped it on the ground.

Boykins had three active warrants, two for child support and one for misdemeanor battery. He has a juvenile criminal history and a history of dropped domestic violence charges. He was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and providing a false name to law enforcement and is being held on a total bond of $11,199, which includes the amounts he owes for child support.

Cross was charged with possession of cocaine and issued a citation for littering. She has an out-of-county criminal history and is being held on $1,000 bail.

Curtis has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of marijuana. She has one felony conviction and is being held on $17,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

  • I’m sure it’s White people’s fault that they’re neglectful parents, and thieving drug addicts. Stay WOKE y’all.

    • I’m sure it was white ppl that made you wreck that truck in Shands parking garage under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

  • I’m not saying Caucasians don’t steal cars. Not saying Caucasians don’t do drugs.
    All I’m saying is that although African Americans comprise a minority of the population, according to news articles, they allegedly commit a majority of the crimes.

    Why is that?

    • Sense of entitlement, lack of self discipline, lack of self awareness, lack of initiative. Lack of self accountability. Crappy parenting. I can go on.

      • And public/tax-subsidized housing designed to encourage generational repeat cycles of the same. For lawyers and fancy judges in shiny new courthouses.

  • Once again, excellent work by GPD officers, detectives and support staff doing so much work on these cases. Only for overpaid and greedy public lawyers, DA and judges to slap and release. No wonder LEGAL gun sales are going thru the roof… πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  • I’m sure he was just trying to sell enough drugs to pay his back child support πŸ™„ jeez, when’s the man gonna stop harassing him?πŸ€”

  • I’m grateful to the Chronicle for doing such a good job covering crime in our community. Can’t wait for all those section 8 folks to move into our neighborhoods. How’s that for equity? We’ll then have equal access to their criminal ways.

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