Thursday, September 3, 2009

Woman Charged With Felony Evading Arrest

A Cookeville woman is facing felony charges of evading arrest today after she allegedly tried to flee from police investigating a fight call at a local nightclub. Police allege that 21-year-old Rachel Ann Dowell of Lee Avenue was driving a car that fled the scene of an incident at Club Jet. Officer Craig Wilkerson says he had yelled at Dowell to stop her vehicle, but she sped away -- only to hit a culvert a short distance away, effectively disabling her vehicle. The passengers in Dowell's vehicle told police that they had advised Dowell not to run, but that Dowell told them she had warrants out for her arrest. Those outstanding warrants were served on her when she was taken to jail on the evading arrest charge.