UPDATE: Casey Crane, a homeless woman arrested Thursday following a slow-speed pursuit in Jacksonville, remains in the Cherokee County Jail on bonds totaling $32,000.
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According to a news release issued Thursday by the Jacksonville Police Department, a 44-year-old woman was arrested earlier in the day on multiple charges, including theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. Thursday, when officers to a theft in progress at the Jacksonville Walmart, 1311 S. Jackson St. The suspect was later identified as Casey Crane.
“Crane left the Walmart property in a white truck and was located immediately by officers in the area,” said JPD administrative captain Jason Price. “Officers stopped the suspect in the UT Health parking lot. Crane refused to cooperate with law enforcement. Officers placed spikes in front of Crane’s vehicle fearing that she may flee in the vehicle.
“After refusing to comply with the officers’ verbal commands, Crane fled in the vehicle. The vehicle Crane was operating was confirmed to be stolen from Harris County, Texas. Due to officers’ intervention, all four tires on the vehicle were deflated,” he said.
A slow speed pursuit covering a two-block area took place, ending “when Crane drove into the Food Fast parking lot. Officers performed a felony stop and Crane continued to refuse to cooperate. Crane was removed from the vehicle without further incident,” Price said.
Crane was charged with theft (misdemeanor), resisting arrest (misdemeanor), unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (felony) and evading arrest (felony). She was transported to the Cherokee County Jail where she is currently awaiting bond to be set, the release stated.