NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches Count Sheriff's Office arrested a 26-year-old Woden woman after she allegedly stole a man's pickup, led law enforcement on a high-speed chase, and fought back against officers when they tried to take her into custody early Sunday morning.
Carrie Lee Gillespie is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a state-jail felony evading arrest or detention with a vehicle charge, a state-jail felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charge, a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge, and a Class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge. No bail amounts have been set on her charges yet.
According to the arrest affidavit, NCSO in deputies were dispatched out to a home on County Road 503 at about 4:35 a.m. Sunday in reference to a stolen vehicle. The complainant told deputies that Gillespie had stolen his pickup.
A short time later, deputies spotted the truck on FM 2259. When the deputies tried to pull Gillespie over, she allegedly tried to flee at a high rate of speed. The vehicle came to a stop after authorities deployed a spike strip.
At that point, Gillespie bailed out of the truck and tried to flee on foot. The NCSO deputies caught her after a short foot pursuit, and when they tried to cuff her, she started swinging her elbows and pulling away from the deputies, the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, Gillespie had red, glossy eyes and smelled of alcohol. In addition, she allegedly did poorly on field sobriety tests. After she was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw, she was taken to the county jail.