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Ashton Woman Leads Officers From 5 Agencies On Pursuit

Ashton & Sheldon, Iowa — There were some tense moments, and angry motorists, Saturday evening when an Ashton woman allegedly led law enforcement officers from five agencies on a pursuit from the Ashton area to Sheldon.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says one of their deputies attempted to stop a vehicle near Ashton Saturday evening for a registration violation. Deputies say the driver refused to stop, and continued southbound on Monroe Avenue near Ashton. The deputy gave chase, and along the way, was joined by officers from the Sheldon Police Department, O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol. Deputies say the vehicle entered Sheldon, stopping in a residential yard near East Elementary School. According to authorities, the driver then fled on foot, and entered a Sheldon residence. Osceola County authorities say officers located the woman, who they identify as 37-year old Sarah Sue Schilling of Ashton, a short time later.

Deputies say Schilling faces charges of:  Eluding, and Driving While Barred, both Aggravated Misdemeanors; Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, both Serious Misdemeanors; and Driving While Suspended and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both Simple Misdemeanors.

Schilling was also reportedly cited for Fraudulent Use of Registration, No Insurance, and Violation of a Restricted License.

Cops say Schilling also had warrants out of O’Brien County and Palo Alto County for her arrest.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sheldon Police Department, the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol.

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