A St. Johnsbury woman will be in Court on January 4 on charges filed the night of December 29-30 related to a motor vehicle pursuit. The high-speed pursuit ended shortly after midnight on December 30 when Savannah Cole, 29, of St. Johnsbury, who allegedly escaped police in an earlier pursuit, was apprehended at gunpoint on the front lawn of a Newark residence. Police say the trouble began when at about 6:30 p.m. December 29, a Lyndonville Police officer “observed a suspicious vehicle on Broad Street that was associated with a person who was the subject of an arrest warrant for multiple felonies.” The officer attempted to stop the vehicle on Depot Street, and the vehicle failed to yield. The vehicle continued out of town, getting on I-91 northbound at Exit 24 traveling at a high rate of speed and operating in a grossly negligent fashion. The vehicle ended up making an illegal u-turn in the area of Orleans and went back south on I-91, then exited in the area of Barton, and continued on Route 16, whereupon officers lost sight of the vehicle in the area of Glover. On December 30, at about 12:19 a.m., a Lyndonville Police Department patrol officer observed the same vehicle leave I-91 at exit 24 and drive towards town. “The vehicle once again failed to stop. The vehicle was pursued by Lyndonville patrol officers through Burke before eventually ending in Newark and the arrest at gunpoint. Cole was the subject of an arrest warrant for aggravated assault, unlawful mischief over $1,000, larceny from a person, violation of probation, accessory to assault, and robbery with a weapon. Upon arrest she was jailed on $5,000 bail, and the vehicle was seized.
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