Glenn County woman leads authorities on 5 hour chase

Nov 24, 2014 1:02 PM by News Staff

A Glenn County woman was arrested Saturday after she violated a restraining order, led officers in circles around her home for nearly three hours and then led sheriff's deputies on vehicle chase through Glenn County while she threw money out the window.

Glenn County sheriff's deputies responded to a restraining order violation around 12:30 p.m. in the small community of Fruto, west of Willows. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, deputies contacted 59-year-old Marguerite Alice Lee about the violation and found her in her Ford F-350 truck doing circles around her property.

Officers tried to deploy spike stips as Lee continued doing circles for nearly three hours, but the strips were ineffective on the soft land. Lee then drove off, nearly hitting a deputy and sped down Highway 162. Deputies say while Lee was leading them down Highway 162 she was throwing money out the window of her truck.

Spike strips were deployed by California Highway Patrol Units near the intersection of County Road 306 and Forest Highway Seven. The strips eventually tore off the truck's tires and officers were able to take Lee into custody around 5: 30 p.m.

Lee was booked into the Glenn County Jail in Willows for investigation of two counts of an assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm with great bodily harm likely, evading a peace officer with wanton disregard for public safety, obstructing/resisting a peace officer.


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