Thursday, August 27, 2020

Roland Woman Leads Police on Car Chase

Jamie Hill

A Roland woman was charged Aug. 18 with endangering others while eluding or attempting to elude a police officer, records show.

Jamie Hill, 31, was charged with the felony after she led Roland police on a short vehicle pursuit. She was also charged with two misdemeanors, for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and driving with a canceled or suspended license. The penalty for fleeing police is up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

On Aug. 18, a Roland police officer was on patrol when he spotted a four-door, black vehicle being driven by Hill. The officer knew that she had an outstanding warrant and was driving under a suspended license.

Once Hill turned onto Shady Lane from Roland Road, the officer began pursuing her. The officer watched Hill run through a stop sign at a high rate of speed and then accelerate, heading northbound on Carson Street. The officer estimated Hill’s speed at 60 mph. Shady Lane is a 20-mph zone.

Hill then ran a stop sign at Carson and Howard and continued north to Loop West at about 50 mph in another 20-mph zone. Hill continued driving until she reached her residence, where the officer exited his patrol car, drew his service weapon and ordered her to show her hands. She was then ordered to the ground.

The officer then had Hill’s passenger, Jorge Orozco, exit the vehicle and he and Hill were arrested.

A search of the vehicle turned up Hill’s purse, which contained a rainbow-colored zipper bag containing a green case with two pink baggies that held a white, crystal-like substance, a clear plastic baggie containing a brown, tar-like substance, a bent spoon with residue and a yellow glass smoking device.

Hill and Orozco were transported to the Roland Police Department. Hill was later transported to the Sequoyah County Detention Center. Orozco was booked into jail on a warrant through the Town of Roland.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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