GREENWOOD, AR – Incredible video out of Arkansas. A white woman leads police on a high-speed chase, resists arrest, steals a police car and then grabs for a police officer’s rifle.
Shockingly, she’s still alive.
Much of it was caught on police dashcam video.
It happened last Tuesday.
She’s now facing more than a dozen charges.
Amy Slanchik has the story and the shocking footage.
When Greenwood Police Officer Josh Fisher arrived at the scene on South Coker Street. This is what he saw.
Police say Jessica Sterling led officers on a high-speed chase in her own car and eventually crashed it into a fence.
“They were able to take her into custody after she tried to flee on foot, there on scene,” said Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson.
Dawson saids officers could hear banging on the windows when they opened the door, sterling sprung from the car head-butting a deputy.
The officers used handcuffs, leg irons and a hobble to restrain her and she was put back in the patrol car.
Dawson says the car was running to keep the a-c on so the suspect wouldn’t overheat…
This is the last time officers would see her in the back seat for the rest of the night.
Sterling was able to get her handcuffs from behind her body — to the front — and then climb through the window.
While police were searching her car she drove off.
After a four-mile chase Sterling crashed again, this time, into a gas well.
With the Tahoe on its side, officers realized sterling was trying to get a rifle in the vehicle.
The video ends shortly after that.
A deputy says they were able to get sterling out of the vehicle through the windshield.