MEMPHIS, TN - A man accused of killing his girlfriend and leading police on a wild chase before crashing his car has been charged.
According to an affidavit, 19-year-old Dimitrie Colbert has been arrested for killing his girlfriend, 19-year-old Janette Corria.
The document says that on August 28, 2011, around 3:15 a.m., police were told Colbert had killed Corria and that her body was in the back of his car in the 200 block of Chelsea Avenue in North Memphis. Colbert led police on a chase through the city that ended when he crashed his car at Winchester Road and N. Lauderdale.
After running from police for a short time, Colbert was captured.
During an interview with police, Colbert admitted to assaulting Corria in Shelby County and then driving her to West Memphis. In Arkansas, Corria tried to get away, but Colbert recaptured her and forced her back into the car. Colbert then took her to a place near Mound City, AR, where he ran over her several times with his car.
Colbert put Corria's body in the back of his car and drove to the North Memphis home where the police chase started.
Colbert has been charged with first-degree murder.