Thursday, November 5, 2009

Overton County Woman Charged With Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault charges have been filed against an Overton County woman who is accused of allegedly trying to run from police. Officer Adrienne Lintz says that 21-year-old Patti Jessica Hall of Palestine Road in Allons, was also charged with reckless endangerment, evading arrest, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to Lintz, she first initiated a traffic stop on Hall's vehicle after noticing that Hall wasn't wearing a seat belt. As the officer was about to put her patrol car into park, she noticed another female get out of the back seat and begin running from the scene. Lintz gave chase on foot, and alleges that Hall then began accelerating up the hill toward her. She says that Hall also nearly hit Officer Josh Ward's car head-on. After what was described as a "lengthy vehicle pursuit around town," Ms. Hall finally stopped, and she and her passenger were taken into custody. The passenger turned out to be a runaway from New Jersey, who was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and criminal impersonation.