A high speed chase that began in western Louisiana ended with the arrest of two suspects in Ashley County.
Ashley County Sheriff Tommy Sturgeon said that he was notified by the Morehouse Parish sheriff Jan. 17 that Louisiana law enforcement officials were in pursuit of a vehicle that they believed was headed for Ashley County.
Sturgeon said the Dodge Pickup was traveling on U.S. Highway 425 toward Hamburg at 100 miles per hour.
“I had my deputies put out spike strips near Hank’s Creek Bride on 425 and they rolled right into them,” Sturgeon said.
Arkansas State Trooper Ross Allen took Stephanie Mcaleese, 32, of Daytona Beach, Fla ., and Tiffany Malcolm, 35, also of Daytona Beach, into custody when the vehicle came to a stop.
According to the records at the Ashley County Sheriff’s Department, the two women were charged in Ashley County with Fleeing I and Possession of Drug Paraphenelia.
“I’m not sure what all charges they have in Louisiana, but I believe they were wanted for check forgery,” Sturgeon said.
Sturgeon said the chase started in northwest Louisiana and involved officers from multiple Louisiana and Arkansas jurisdictions.
“They started near Shreveport and somehow made their way to Morehouse and then here,” Sturgeon said.
As of Friday afternoon, the suspects were in the custody of the Ashley County Sheriff at the Ashley County Detention Center in Hamburg awating their first appearance.