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Texas resident charged in Cole County pursuit

by News Tribune staff [email protected] | September 22, 2022 at 4:03 a.m.

A woman from Houston has been charged in connection with a chase that occurred in May in Cole County.

Carllette Shanklin, 41, is charged with felony first-degree tampering and resisting a lawful stop along with misdemeanor careless and imprudent driving.

A Missouri Highway Patrol probable cause statement shows the incident occurred May 8. A trooper was traveling on Eastbound U.S. 54, near Route E, and Shanklin was behind the trooper and traveling at a high rate of speed.

The trooper activated his radar, which reportedly showed Shanklin traveling at 94 mph. She passed the trooper, who then activated his siren and lights. Shanklin slowed down, then sped up and allegedly reached a speed of 102 mph. The trooper then started a pursuit.

During the pursuit, Shanklin allegedly made several unsafe lane changes and sped up to 115 mph.

Eventually, a Holts Summit police officer joined the pursuit and deployed tire spikes on U.S. 54 at the Missouri 94 ramp entrance. Shanklin swerved to miss the spikes, but managed to strike them and the police officer's vehicle.

Shanklin continued east on 54 until the vehicle became disabled near the Route AA/OO interchange where Shanklin was taken into custody.

The trooper later checked with the Houston Police Department who confirmed a the license plate of a vehicle reported stolen a few days earlier matched the one found on the vehicle Shanklin was driving.

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