Carson City police chase ends; woman wanted on four felony warrants arrested
A brief car chase through Carson City ended with the vehicle crashed and a woman, wanted on multiple warrants, arrested. The crash happened Wednesday in the area of Northridge and Roop streets in Carson City. The suspect, Laurie Ann Hancock, 43, had four felony warrants for her arrest, confirmed Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
The chase happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Hancock's record shows four outstanding felony warrants, two of which were no bail warrants, Furlong said. The bail warrants were for $10,000 and $20,000. She was taken to Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare, complaining of abdominal pain. In the vehicle officers found a bottle of Wild Turkey and a meth pipe, Furlong said.
A Carson City patrol officer had attempted to pull Hancock over on a failure to yield. Hancock then began blowing stop signs, speeding up along with way, with speeds reaching around 75 mph, according to police dispatch.
A water pipeline was damaged in the area as well as a grave stone in the cemetery where the chase had started, according to authorities at the scene. Witnesses said the vehicle, a VW Beetle, suffered minimal damage.
Hancock, who had been wanted on suspicion of multiple crimes, including drug and embezzlement charges, has altered her looks while being on the lamb, going from blonde to jet black hair over the course of her history of recent arrests.
Photo cutline: A car chase Wednesday in Carson City ended at Northridge and Roop streets. Laurie Ann Hancock, 43, was sought by authorities and had four felony warrants for her arrest. She was taken to the hospital and complained of chest pains.
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