Female speeds off in car, male flees on foot

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Stanton, Mo - On Saturday, a Franklin County Deputy was responding to a house alarm on Spring Creek Road. While in route, the deputy approached the intersection of Highway JJ, Lollar Branch, and Spring Creek Road when he observed a small four-door car driving on Spring Creek Road towards his location.

The deputy observed a traffic violation and attempted to stop the vehicle.  Initially the driver refused to stop but eventually did pull over.

A second deputy passed that location also going to the house alarm.  As soon as the deputy passed, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot.

The deputy gave chase but noticed there was a female in the vehicle.  She started the vehicle and drove towards Stanton.  The deputy ran towards the back of a house where the male subject had ran. When he made it to the back yard, he could smell a strong odor of either.

At the same time, the other deputy was in pursuit of the female, who had sped off in the vehicle.

The pursuit ended when the female driver ran off the roadway and struck a tree on Bacon Ridge Road.  One of the deputies involved in the pursuit stated there was an active meth lab in the vehicle.

The female driver was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan.  Deputies discovered there were warrants out for her arrest.

The Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit was called in to assist. The suspects’ names are being with held while the investigation is ongoing.