Officials with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department say a Nebraska woman faces charges of eluding, theft and criminal mischief following a rather slow speed chase early this (Friday) morning, south of Massena. Authorities say 46-year old Roxana Hall, of Omaha, was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic following the incident, which ended just before 6-a.m. near 710th Street and Yankton Road.
The Cass County Communications Center received a call about a female subject (later identified as Hall) who was walking on Victoria Road near 720th. A local resident stopped to see if the woman needed help. Hall told him she needed to call 9-1-1. Hall then allegedly took the citizen’s phone and would not give it back. She got in her vehicle and drove down the road. A member of the Massena fire department kept watch on the vehicle until law enforcement could arrive.
A Cass County Deputy made contact with the female who was described as being non-compliant. Hall then took off from the traffic stop, which resulted in a vehicle pursuit. Speeds during the “chase” rarely exceeded 20-miles per hour. The woman told a Cass County 9-1-1 dispatcher she didn’t believe the person behind was a law enforcement officer, and after the dispatcher convinced Hall to stop her vehicle at Yankton Road and 710th, said she wanted to talk to a female officer.
Officers from the Atlantic Police Department, Montgomery County K-9 unit, and Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene. After the woman still refused to exit her vehicle, officers were able to break out a window of the vehicle to remove the Hall, who was taken to CCMH for a mental evaluation.
Charges of Eluding, theft and criminal mischief are pending at this time.