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Police: Woman who ran over officer, dragged another arrested

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LONG VIEW, NC (WBTV) -

A woman wanted for leading officers on a chase through Catawba County, into Iredell County then back across the county line all the way into Long View was arrested early Wednesday morning.

The chase began in Claremont where officers spotted a green Mercedes with what appeared to be a stolen tag. The vehicle was stopped, then took off.

On Cobb Road, the car was stopped again and officers took the driver, Jason Shook, into custody.

That's when they say Angela Dale slid into the driver's seat and drove off, running over one officer's foot. A second officer tried to reach into the vehicle and was dragged several feet before he could free himself. 

One of the injured officers jumped back in his patrol car and chased the Mercedes down Bunker Hill School Road. As the cars crested a hill, oncoming traffic forced the patrol car to take evasive action.

A neighbor said he saw the patrol car lose control. "It spun and spun and almost flipped over," said Joseph Troutman.

As the officer and his vehicle wound up in a field, the Mercedes continued on.

Officers lost track of the car in Iredell County. Just over a half hour later, a call came in that a green Mercedes had sideswiped a pickup truck in Long View.

A man who was in that truck said Dale passed them across a double yellow line, hit them, then took off. The man says he called 911 and they chased the Mercedes as they talked to officers on the phone.

"We got up to 80 miles per hour in this neighborhood," he said. It ended when the woman pulled into the driveway of the Word of Life Church and ran into the woods behind it.

Officers armed with rifles and using a tracking dog went in to find her but could not. The search was called off, but an alert was sent out to all neighboring law enforcement agencies. 

Then, around 2 a.m., authorities say Dale was finally caught when she was spotted walking near Highway 70 in Long View, not far from where she eluded officers.

When officers arrived, they saw she was not alone. Jason Shook, who had been arrested earlier for that stolen tag, had made bond and had made contact with Dale.

"We believe they were there waiting for someone to pick them up," said Hickory Police Captain Gary Lee. Instead, Hickory Police, Catawba County Depuries and Long View Police officers ordered them to stop.

The two took off running and a short foot chase ensued before both were caught.

Shook was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and Dale was transported to Claremont to face nearly a dozen charges associated with Tuesday's chase.

In court Wednesday, Dale was advised by the judge that she could face more than 12 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

Dale, who said she didn't have a job and did not have any income, was given a court-appointed attorney. 

A probable cause hearing was scheduled for November 6. Until then, Dale is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center under a $42,000 bond.

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