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Deputies: Upstate woman arrested after chase in stolen car leads to wreck in Spartanburg Co.

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Scene where the reported crash ended. (8/26/17 FOX Carolina) Scene where the reported crash ended. (8/26/17 FOX Carolina)
Shelby Lynn Neely. (Source: SCSO) Shelby Lynn Neely. (Source: SCSO)

Deputies say a suspect is in custody after she was chased down in a stolen car in Spartanburg County on Saturday.

Deputies say a victim called in around 11:45 a.m. stating her car had been stolen. She said the car had GPS coordinates and deputies were able to obtain those coordinates and begin their search.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., a deputy spotted the stolen vehicle on Springfield Road and Highway 176. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his blue lights and siren, but the female driver refused to stop, deputies say, and a pursuit began.

In the Boiling Springs area, another deputy attempted to deploy stop sticks at Highway 9 and Rainbow Lake Road, but the suspect was able to avoid them.

At one point, the suspect drove onto a sidewalk and the pedestrian had to jump out of the way, deputies say.

During the pursuit, another deputy was partially blocking the intersection at Hwy 9 and Old Furnace Road and when the suspect drove that way she collided with the deputy's vehicle, they said. She then proceeded to leave the roadway and drive onto the sidewalk again, deputies continued.

The chase ended in a wreck and the suspect was taken into custody without incident, they said.

The suspect was identified as Shelby Lynn Neely, 19 of Spartanburg. She told deputies that she did not stop because she knew she had active warrants.

Neely faces the following charges:

  • attempted murder
  • assault of a high and aggravated nature
  • failure to stop
  • reckless driving
  • possession of a stolen vehicle

Per deputy reports, Neely drove recklessly and at high rates of speed. They say she also passed numerous cars on double yellow lines during the pursuit.

Neely already had active warrants on her for for use of a vehicle without owner’s consent and a bench warrant from Spartanburg City Police for shoplifting from earlier this month, deputies say.

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