Woman arrested after fleeing from deputy

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A woman ended up behind bars earlier this week after authorities say she fled from a deputy and resisted arrest.

According to court information, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Martin was dispatched on Aug. 25 to Tony Lane and Brushy Road in reference to a female who was “acting strange and trying to fight people.”

Martin noted in the information that he found a female walking on Rick Road who matched a description provided by dispatch and then stopped next to her. There, she began to flee, and a foot pursuit began. Martin said in the court documents that he caught up to her and had to physically take her into custody.

Martin said the suspect told him she “ran” because she had a warrant for her arrest. After a check, the deputy found she did have a felony warrant through the sheriff’s department for probation revocation, according to the court info

The suspect, identified as Crystal Lynn Searcy, 30, also admitted to having two syringes in her front pocket, the documents said.

Martin said he took Searcy into custody and issued her two citations: fleeing and resisting arrest. Her district court date was set for Sept. 18, 2019.

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