A Greenback woman was arrested Jan. 29 after she ran from police because a guy she’d just met told her to.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy David Kilby said he was on Ball Play Road near Tevis Springs Church just after midnight when he saw a gray Dodge Dart go around a curve in the wrong lane.

Kilby said he turned on his lights and siren, but the driver of the Dart sped up, hitting 65 mph and sometimes going into the wrong lane.

Kilby said the car abruptly turned onto Povo Road and took off again, hitting a top speed of 70 mph. At a certain point, Kilby said the Dart came to a stop and a man wearing a toboggan, black jacket and blue jeans jumped out and ran into the woods.

Kilby said the Dart took off again, but stopped a short distance later. The driver of the Dart was identified as Chelsea Lynn Sigala and a passenger was identified as William Mudd. Both were put in the back of a patrol car while the woods were searched in vain for the man who’d jumped out.

After returning to the patrol car, Kilby said he read the two from the car their Miranda Rights and Sigala said the man who’d run was named Justin and she’d just met him. She also said he had a gun and that he told her to run from law enforcement.

Sigala, 42, Lake Vista Drive, Greenback, was charged with felony evading arrest, felony reckless endangerment, driving on a suspended license, improper lane use and insurance violation.

Mudd, 42, San Juan Capistranpo, California, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after he admitted a small smoking pipe with suspected marijuana residue in it found in the Dart was his.

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