Holmes County woman in custody after high speed chase

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WASHINGTON COUNTY - A Holmes County woman is in custody after she led Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase down Highway 79. 

During the early morning hours of August 11, WCSO began a high-speed pursuit after attempting a traffic stop. The suspect, later identified as Autumn Nichole Crews,30, of Holmes County, was driving at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Deputies attempted a traffic stop. Crews led deputies down a dead-end road where the pursuit ended.  

While attempting to identify the suspect, deputies observe, in plain view, a clear plastic bag containing several grams of a crystalized substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.  

WCSO states in a release that Crews did not comply with any commands and had to be assisted and was placed under arrest. 

Crews is charged with resisting an officer, fleeing and eluding with lights and sirens active, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking methamphetamine.

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