A traffic stop for a suspected impaired driver early this (Monday) morning lead to a chase, the arrest of the driver, and a second person on unrelated charges. The Red Oak Police Department says just before 1-a.m., an officer attempted to stop a 1994 Buick Regal Custom in the 200 block of 200th Street. The driver, later identified as 22-year old Justine Sheree Powers, of College Springs, lead the officer on a pursuit into north central Montgomery County. The patrol car and Powers’ vehicle collided, when Powers conducted a U-turn. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.
At around 1:10-a.m., Powers stopped the car in the driveway of a residence at 2383 140th Street, and took off on foot into the home. Officers entered the residence and arrested Powers on charges of Driving While Under Revocation, Attempting to Elude a Pursuing Police Vehicle, Interference with Official Acts, and for numerous traffic violations. The woman was being held in the Montgomery County Jail pending an appearance before a magistrate.
During their investigation at the residence, deputies arrest 54-year old Robin Clark Latham, of rural Red Oak, on valid warrants out of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, for Failure to Appear/Failure to Pay Child Support. Latham was being held in the Montgomery County Jail and held for the respective counties.
Red Oak Police officers were assisted during and after the incident, by Sheriff’s Deputies fromCass and Montgomery Counties.