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Pair jailed after early morning, high speed chase

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    An early morning traffic violation turned into a high-speed chase on a one-way street and across the city just after 4 a.m. today, resulting in the arrest of two people.

    Special Crimes Unit Investigator Mark Estes said the incident began at Texas and Hinnant streets when officers attempted to stop a car for a minor traffic violation.
    “The vehicle fled down Texas Street to Industrial Drive and travelled the wrong way on Industrial to Bill Bradford Road, crossed under and got up on Interstate 30,” Estes said.
    Officers Tyler Francis and Josh Shufeldt lost sight of the fleeing car as it got onto Interstate 30 and speeds reached as much as 100 mph.
    As police, assisted by Hopkins County sheriff's deputies, were searching for the car, an early morning jogger reported seeing a car with two occupants speeding across the Jefferson Street overpass. The jogger said the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a motel and the occupants fled the vehicle on foot.
    “Officers set up a perimeter and were able to capture both the driver and the passenger,” Estes said. “The driver was charged with evading with a vehicle, which is a felony three. The passenger, a woman, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, approximately 85 grams of methamphetamine.”
    The investigator said that as the woman ran, she attempted to get rid of the methamphetamine but officers were able to retrieve the contraband.
    Kimberly Michelle Sherrill, 25, of Yantis is being held on charges of possession of a controlled substance and on a warrant for violating probation on an intoxication manslaughter conviction. Bond was denied for the woman on the probation violation and set at $20,000 on the drug charge.
    Bond for Travis Austin Fields, 24, of Arlington was set at $10,000 on a charge of evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle.
    The SCU investigator said officers were still trying to determine if the vehicle used by the pair in the chase was stolen from a Fort Worth residence.

 

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