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  • High-speed chase spanning four counties ends in crash
    Cateria Shantarika Mitchell
  • High-speed chase spanning four counties ends in crash
    Julie May Cooper

High-speed chase spanning four counties ends in crash

Two women are now facing felony charges after a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Camp County on June 22. According to police reports, Cateria Shantarika Mitchell, 22, of Fort Worth, and Julie May Cooper, 30, of Arlington, absconded with a black BMW in Tarrant County. Mitchell was driving the stolen vehicle, and Cooper was a passenger.

The chase began in Hopkins County. The women reportedly entered the county at high speed on Interstate 30, and law enforcement officers began their pursuit soon after. The vehicle exited I-30 and merged onto FM 69 south, heading towards State Highway 11 with Hopkins County officers not far behind.

The chase continued through Wood County and into Camp County, onto US Highway 271. The pair exited Highway 271 just south of the Titus County line, and drove down a dead-end road, crashing into a fence at the end.

Hopkins County officers arrested the fugitives at 8:26 p.m. and booked them into Camp County Jail. They remained at the jail until their arraignment with the justice of the peace. They were then transported to Hopkins County Jail.

Mitchell was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and a second-degree felony robbery warrant from Tarrant County. Cooper was charged with fraudulent use or possession of items of identifying information and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

No bond was set for the women. As of press time, the two remain incarcerated.

The Pittsburg Gazette

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