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Teen girl charged in chase

A 15-year-old female faces charges of felony unauthorized use of a vehicle, felony eluding police, operating a vehicle with no valid driver’s license and other traffic offenses, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.

The suspect was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stealing her grandmother’s vehicle from the grandmother’s residence on T.N. Snow Road in Nathalie and leading authorities on a chase that exceeded the speed limit at times. 

Prior to taking her grandmother’s vehicle, the juvenile reportedly told relatives she was going to run away from home, the sheriff said.  

After receiving information that the vehicle may have been at a residence on James D. Hagood Highway, Clark said Deputy C.A. Bates spotted the vehicle on James D. Hagood Highway and attempted to stop it. 

The vehicle continued traveling on James D. Hagood Highway and made a right on Bethel Road at which time it accelerated, exceeding the speed limit. 

The vehicle continued into the Town of Halifax where Corporal S.M Bowen deployed spike strips to safely stop the vehicle, Clark said. 

The juvenile suspect was apprehended at the intersection of Halifax Road and Golf Course Road and transported to W.W. Moore Juvenile Intake Facility, the sheriff said. 

Clark expressed appreciation to all agencies that assisted in this incident.