Woman leads officers on chase from Texarkana to Louisiana state line


Area law enforcement was involved in a pursuit that started in Texarkana and ended at the Louisiana state line early Monday morning.

The pursuit lasted for around 90 minutes.

Around 12:30 a.m. a Texarkana, Ark. Police Officer attempted to stop a car on Dudley St. near Ferguson St. The car led the officer onto the loop and then back into Texarkana before once again heading to the loop and then south on I-49.

Texarkana, Texas Police, Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, and Miller County Sheriff’s Office Deputies all assisted in the pursuit.

About 30 minutes into the pursuit the suspect called 911 and told dispatchers that she had no reason to live. She stated that she had a baby in the car and threatened to kill somebody if officers did not stop chasing her.

The woman also told Miller County dispatchers that she was going to slam on her brakes and cause officers to rear end her.

911 call

Police have released the audio from the 911 call from last night's pursuit.

Posted by TXK Today on Monday, March 21, 2016

According to radio traffic the suspect has multiple warrants out of Bowie County for failure to appear, theft of property, failure to identify as a fugitive, and possession of a dangerous drug.

All units stopped the pursuit on Highway 71 at the Louisiana Line. No Louisiana units were in the area to assist once it crossed the state line.

According to KSLA news the woman and one other person were apprehended by Harrison County Deputies near Marshall, Texas.

The woman has been identified as Jessica Hayes.

Listen to radio traffic of the pursuit below. It has been edited for time by removing the silence between transmissions.

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