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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Woman arrested after crime spree, high-speed chase

  • A two-county high-speed chase that caused multiple accidents ended Thursday evening with the arrest of a Jefferson City woman accused of being involved in a felony crime spree.
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  • A two-county high-speed chase that caused multiple accidents ended Thursday evening with the arrest of a Jefferson City woman accused of being involved in a felony crime spree.
    Ashley Suggett, 28, of Jefferson City, was arrested around 10 p.m. Thursday after totaling her 2002 Chevrolet Impala at the end of the chase. She sustained minor injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital.
    Long said the incident began early Thursday evening while Pulaski County deputies and St. Robert police detectives were assisting the Crocker Police Department with the execution of a search warrant in the 28000 block of Bear Road, located east of Richland.
    While law officers were at the residence, Long said a vehicle that was suspected of harboring a fugitive and being involved in multiple felony and weapon offenses in Pulaski and Camden counties arrived at the location.
    The vehicle, which was being driven by Suggett, immediately began fleeing, leading officers on a high-speed chase through Pulaski and Camden counties, according to Long.
    Long said the pursuit initially began at 7:50 p.m., and continued for about 30 minutes before officers lost sight of the car in southern Camden County. During this time, Suggett allegedly operated her vehicle in a dangerous and reckless manner and reached speeds of 100 mph.
    She was also involved in several accidents and made an attempt to ram the sheriff and Crocker police chief with her vehicle, according to Long.
    The suspect’s car was later observed in Crocker, where a second pursuit was initiated when officers attempted to stop her.
    The chase continued through northern Pulaski County on Highway 133 until a Richland police officer deployed spike strips in front of Suggett’s vehicle, partially disabling it, according to Long.
    Long said Suggett continued driving the disabled vehicle west on Highway 133 a short distance further, until she lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Highway 7 in Richland. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report said the vehicle traveled off the road and struck a culvert before overturning.
    Suggett was then arrested by Pulaski County deputies and was initially transported to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon to be treated with minor injuries.
    Suggett was released from the hospital early Friday morning and is now in custody in the Pulaski County Jail where she faces multiple felony charges.
    Officials are still looking for a second individual, who is a fugitive believed to have been with Suggett during a portion of this incident, according to Long.
    The MSHP also assisted the above agencies in the pursuit, along with investigating Suggett’s car accident.
    Charges against Suggett are pending at this time.

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