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Woman in multi-state car chase arrested during stop for gas

December 20, 2018

YORK, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who led authorities on a car chase into Alabama has been arrested while stopping to get gas.

WTOK-TV reports 29-year-old Shakala Newsome was arrested Wednesday morning at a Sumter County truck stop. Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Andy West says troopers on Interstate 20 attempted to pull Newsome over for a traffic violation, but she fled toward Alabama.

Sumter County, Alabama, Sheriff Brian Harris says the Mississippi troopers chased Newsome to the end of their jurisdiction and then notified Alabama authorities. Harris says authorities spotted Newsome pumping gas at the York truck stop and she attempted to flee, but was quickly arrested.

It’s unclear what charges have been filed against Newsome. The station says Newsome will be extradited to Mississippi. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.

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