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City pursuit ends in felony arrest

A rural Bellefontaine woman was arrested on multiple charges following a four-minute pursuit across the city Wednesday morning around 8:40.

Betty Jean Carter (pictured), 22, of 2166 County Road 29, fled when the Bellefontaine Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of West Sandusky Avenue.

An officer on patrol near Western Intermediate, 1135 West Sandusky Avenue, saw a Ford Ranger parked at 105 School Street.

Moments later, Carter left the residence.

The officer initiated the traffic stop because he could not see the license plate, which was partially covered in the rear window.

Initially, Carter pulled over. As the officer walked up to the pickup, she fled eastbound.

Carter then turned right on Garfield Avenue and pulled off the road near the Mobile Instruments Parking lot. An unnamed female passenger exited the truck and fled. She remains at large.

Carter then turned south on Detroit Street, running stop signs and traffic signals.

Authorities report that she drove between a southbound mail truck and a northbound car at the intersection of Detroit Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Carter then turned right on Carter Avenue and took Plumvalley Street to South Troy Road.

After Carter ran stop signs at the intersections of South Troy Road and County Road 11 and Township Road 216 and County Road 18, police ended the pursuit.

Another officer then saw Carter on Gunntown Road and followed her home.

Carter, who was found inside a bedroom closet, was charged with felony fleeing and eluding and a warrant for driving under suspension.

Police report that Carter ran nine stop signs, drove recklessly, and changed lanes improperly.

She was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

The Logan County Sheriff's Office assisted during the pursuit.

No one was injured.

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