Tennessee woman charged after police chase in Carroll

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A Tennessee woman has been charged with several offenses after leading Carroll authorities on a police chase on Oct. 3.

According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, Sgt. Cody Edwards made a traffic stop on Interstate 77 at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Interstate 77 North at the 10-mile marker. According to the press release, Sgt. Edwards made contact with the driver and was given her name and information. When the Deputy walked back to his vehicle, the driver sped off leading to a pursuit on I-77 northbound.

The suspect vehicle exited onto Route 58 East toward Hillsville. At the stoplight at Kangaroo Express on Route 58, Carroll deputies and Hillsville Police Department officers tried to “block in” the car behind a tractor-trailer, but the suspect fled away again. As the vehicle continued on Route 58 at a high rate of speed toward Hillsville, Deputy Jason Newman deployed spike strips at the intersection of Expansion Drive and Route 58.

“At this time the vehicle turned onto Expansion Drive, where deputies got the vehicle stopped a short distance onto Expansion Drive,” Gardner said. “The investigation determined the driver had given false name and information to the deputy, and that the Honda Civic she was operating was reported stolen from Kingsport, Tennessee. Shauna Leigh Morrison, of Kingsport, Tennessee, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, no operator’s license, felony elude police, and giving the deputy false name and information.”

Morrison was transported to New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin, where she is being held without bond.

“Other charges may be pending in Kingsport concerning the larceny of the vehicle in which she was operating,” Gardner said.

Other Law Enforcement officers assisting in the pursuit and apprehension of the individual were Carroll County Deputies J. R. Foutch, J. S. Bowers, and HPD Officer M. G. Burnett.