NORTH ANSON — A 59-year-old North Anson woman faces multiple charges after police say she struck a deputy with a truck, led him on a chase that reached 80 mph, then bolted from the vehicle Thursday night.

Deputy David Cole used a stun gun to subdue Corliss Mitchell, said Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Gottardi said Mitchell was carrying a loaded handgun when she was taken into custody.

The incident began about 6:40 p.m. on Four Mile Square Road when Cole responded to a residence so that a man could pick up a motor vehicle that he had reported stolen several months ago in York County.

Gottardi said a woman was blocking the driveway with a green Ford pickup and that Cole ordered her to move.

After initially refusing to leave the driveway, Gottardi said the woman complied, then put the truck in reverse and backed into Deputy Cole.

Gottardi said he did not know how fast the truck was moving when Cole was struck; Gottardi said Cole will be medically evaluated.

After he was struck, Cole drew his weapon and ordered Mitchell out of the vehicle, but she sped away, Gottardi said.

The deputy pursued her in his cruiser, at times reaching 80 mph, during the chase along Four Mile Square Road, Gottardi said.

He said Mitchell turned into a driveway and began to get out of the truck, but when Cole approached her, Mitchell got back in the truck and locked the doors. 

Cole broke out the truck’s passenger window to grab Mitchell, Gottardi said, but Mitchell got out of the truck and started running.

As Cole chased her on foot, Gottardi said the deputy saw a handgun under her shirt.

When Mitchell refused to stop, Cole stunned Mitchell with his Taser, Gottardi said.

Mitchell was taken into custody and transported to Somerset County Jail.

She faces charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, eluding a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, reckless conduct and assault with a deadly weapon, Gottardi said.

Gottardi said Mitchell’s bail was set at $10,000 cash.

Beth Staples — 861-9252
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