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A woman who had eluded Edmond Police in a “terminated” vehicle chase Monday night is in custody. Maria Roche, 41, of 4000 E. Seward Road in Logan County, is now in Oklahoma County jail in connection with felony eluding, leaving the scene of an accident, obstruction, and violation of a protective order.
A report from Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon indicates that Sgt. that he had a vehicle that was running from him at Edmond Road and Santa Fe. Martin said they were traveling eastbound on Edmond Road at 70 mph with clear traffic.
The chase wouldn’t stay that way for long; however, as Martin then said the vehicle had turned southbound on Kelly, running a red light and cutting off several vehicles. The chase then continued southbound from Val Genes at approximately 100 mph, and Sgt. Martin was terminating the pursuit.
The police report states that as Martin continued south on Kelly with lights still engaged, he saw the vehicle had crashed out in front of 1310 S. Kelly and the driver’s door was open.
Martin waited for a second police unit and then cleared the vehicle, finding it empty. The report says a perimeter was quickly established and Sgt. Martin and Sgt. Hussey both deployed their K9 partners with “good tracks,” but the driver of the vehicle was not located.
Wagnon said while investigating on the scene, a subject called dispatch stating they had seen the suspect vehicle on a news app and recognized it as an ex girlfriend who had been stalking him immediately before the initiation of the pursuit. He identified the driver as Roche, and provided an address where she lives in Logan County.
Wagnon said Martin and Hussey went to the address accompanied by Logan County deputies. Roche was located there, and was taken into custody by Logan County deputies as she ran out the back door. Deputies turned Roche over to Martin, who transported her to the Edmond facility.
“At the jail, Roche admitted to fleeing because she thought the subject she was stalking had called the police on her, Wagnon said. “She admitted to driving recklessly and endangering others on the road.”