Authorities have apprehended one of Allegheny County’s most wanted fugitives.
Sheriff William P. Mullen announced on Wednesday the apprehension of Amy Namachar, 29, of Baldwin, and David Werkmeister, 26 of Mount Oliver.
Namachar was wanted on five separate warrants, including robbery, threats and recklessly endangering another person. Police got a tip she was in Brookline and arrested her along Shire Place.
While there, police discovered Werkmeister had two bench warrants out for his arrest due to a probation violation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Namachar is accused of asking someone and their child for a ride up the street due to an emergency. She's accused of wrapping her arm around the child's neck while in the back seat and aiming a pepper spray bottle at the driver's face and demanding money.
While en route, she’s accused of wrapping her arm around the child's neck while in the back seat and aiming a mace bottle at the driver's face, demanding money.
The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, was able to safely stop the vehicle and subdue Namachar until police arrived, authorities said.
Both fugitives are being held in the Allegheny County Jail without bond.