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AR woman head butts deputy, steals officer's vehicle

(Source: Sebastian County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Sebastian County Sheriff's Office)

An Arkansas woman faces multiple charges after an aggressive encounter with investigators.

Jessica Sterling led Sebastian County officers and deputies on a high-speed chase after a domestic dispute. The chase ended when she crashed her car through a fence and officers detained her.

Officers said that Sterling started banging her head on the windows of the officer's Chevy Tahoe. When a deputy opened the door, she head-butted him. Deputies then put her in handcuffs, leg irons, and a hobble.

After putting her back in the Tahoe, officers began to search Sterling's car. According to officers, Sterling then moved her handcuffs to the front of her body, crawled through a partition into the front seat of the officer's car and drove off.

Investigators chased her for four miles before she crashed again. She drove the Tahoe into a gas well, flipping it onto its side.

Sterling tried to get the officer's rifle, but deputies tased her.

Sterling faces 15 charges including property theft, DWI, and two counts of reckless driving. She caused an estimated $66 thousand in damages.

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