Woman who fled police arrested the next night

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JACKSON TWP. — A Brown County woman who was wanted by police escaped officers after driving at high speeds through Jackson Township before being arrested the next night.

Arrielle Tomlinson, 31, Cottonwood Road, faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the police chase June 17.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Shrader was monitoring traffic at the Spearsville church with Deputy Andrew Eggebrecht when they saw a black Kia Soul drive by with no license plate lights.

Shrader had been looking for a similar vehicle over the past month because he believed Tomlinson was driving it. She was wanted on several warrants, the report said.

Shrader stopped the vehicle on Hornettown Road north of the Spearsville Road intersection. Tomlinson told Shrader she did not have her driver’s license and registration and that her name was Roxy.

When Shrader told Tomlinson he knew her true identity and asked her to exit the vehicle, Tomlinson drove off, the affidavit said.

Shrader and Eggebrecht began following the vehicle and reported seeing Tomlinson stop about a half-mile down the road and let two passengers out before taking off again.

Tomlinson continued to drive at 90 mph on Hornettown Road before blowing through the stop sign at the State Road 135 North intersection. Shrader thought she had crashed into the line of oncoming vehicles and slowed down, but witnesses told him that she continued south on 135.

Shrader reported driving in excess of 110 mph as he followed Tomlinson on 135 before she turned onto Railroad Road, driving between 80 to 90 mph at times, the affidavit said.

Tomlinson eventually escaped Shrader’s sight. A citizen stopped Shrader and said if he hadn’t stopped pulling out of his Railroad Road driveway when he heard police sirens, Tomlinson would have hit him.

The man later called Shrader to tell him he had seen Tomlinson heading north on Lick Creek Road.

As Shrader and Sheriff Scott Southerland were sitting on Lick Creek Road, the man called and said Tomlinson was nearing Cottonwood Road.

Shrader began following the vehicle again. The man also was following it and told Shrader that Tomlinson had wrecked the car.

When Southerland and Shrader arrived, Tomlinson had run away into the woods. Officers were unable to find her with the help of a Morgan County police dog.

Shrader reported finding a methamphetamine pipe with meth residue in it about 10 feet from the driver’s door. An inventory of the vehicle also yielded a tin can with marijuana inside, a grinder, digital scales and a broken meth pipe on the driver’s floorboard, the report said.

The next evening, Sgt. Mike Moore found Tomlinson at a home in the 4800 block of Helmsburg Road. She attempted to flee through an attic access door in a bedroom.

She tried to kick out the siding in the attic to escape, but ended up surrendering after about five minutes, the probable cause affidavit said.

Moore received a cut to his arm while trying to stop Tomlinson from fleeing, the affidavit said.

She has been charged with resisting law enforcement, a Level 6 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; reckless driving, a Class C misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor; leaving the scene of an accident, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal recklessness, a Class B misdemeanor; and violation of driving conditions, a Class C misdemeanor.