Three women facing charges after leading high-speed chase in Hamilton Co.
Three women are facing multiple charges after they led deputies on a pursuit in Hamilton County Saturday morning.
Around 3:15 am, a Hamilton County sheriff's deputy noticed a maroon Mustang driving erratically on Signal Mountain Road, according to court documents.
The deputy caught up with the vehicle on Highway 27 and attempted to stop it for having no tag light and failing to maintain a lane.
When the deputy turned on his lights, the driver, Keoshia Starling, cut off the lights on the Mustang and took off.
Court documents say she was driving at speeds in excess of 110 mph while erratically swerving from side to side.
Starling got off at Highway 153, continued onto Dayton Pike, then Hixson Pike and Dallas Hollow Road.
Once on Dallas Hollow Road, the passengers, Kanisha Davis and Kamesha Jones, started throwing boxes and a suitcase out of the vehicle in an effort to get rid of evidence, the deputy said. At one point, Starling tried to crash one of the patrol vehicles.
Starling lost control near the 7400 block of Hixson Pike and wrecked.
Starling, Jones and Davis were all taken into custody.
Deputies found stolen merchandise that still had anti-theft devices attached.
"Deputies contacted the Signal Mountain Walmart and confirmed that these three parties conducted a “push out” at their business by loading a cart full of expensive merchandise and then exiting through a fire escape past all points of sale," an HCSO spokesperson explained.
Starling faces charges of:
- Reckless driving
- Felony reckless endangerment
- Felony aggravated assault (x4)
- Aggravated assault on police.
She also had outstanding warrants for criminal trespass and six counts of theft.
According to court documents, Starling also faces a charge of reckless endangerment viable fetus because she is pregnant.
Davis and Jones both face charges of aggravated assault on police, tampering with evidence and felony evading arrest.
"Due to the fact several items were found in the vehicle with anti-theft devices, the HCSO is asking for any businesses to come forward who may have experienced similar 'push out' related incidents or believe these three suspects may have stolen from their business," the spokesperson added.
The HCSO asks that businesses call them at 423-209-7000 or contact their local police department.