October 9, 2013

High-speed chase ends in car fire

A high-speed chase last week through three counties ended with a car fire.
The U.S. Marshal Service arrested Kelly Touche Redroad, 40, Oct. 2 after a 75-mile chase. Redroad was wanted for a supervised release violation after being convicted for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan Orr told the Hazen Star. A warrant for her arrest was issued Sept. 24 by a federal court in Fargo.
“Some of our deputies in Bismarck had received some information that Kelly Touche Redroad was in the area,” he said. “The investigation led them to the Walmart parking lot in Mandan.”
Deputies saw Redroad driving the vehicle in the parking lot and attempted to stop her when she fled the scene. She got onto Interstate 94 and drove west to the New Salem exit where she turned north on Highway 31.
The Oliver County Sheriff’s Department joined the pursuit when the driver crossed county lines, Orr said. The North Dakota Highway Partrol, Morton County Sheriff’s Department and Mercer County Sheriff’s Department were also involved.
Officers laid spiked strips on the highway near Hannover to flatten the tires, Mercer County Sheriff Dean Danzeisen said. The strips blew out one tire and she continued to drive to Highway 200A where she turned and headed east.
Another set of strips were placed at the intersection of the two highways. The other tires went flat and she continued to drive 20 more miles toward Hensler, Danzeisen said.
When the car completely stopped a female passenger exited the car, Orr said. The woman was placed in custody and later released.
Redroad stayed in the car holding a knife to her neck and threatening to cut herself, Orr said.

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