Woman arrested, man located after high-speed chase in Missoula

2013-08-26T21:00:00Z 2013-11-05T17:39:33Z Woman arrested, man located after high-speed chase in Missoula missoulian.com

Police arrested a Missoula woman and have located a man who allegedly led the Missoula Police Department on a high-speed chase that spanned several city blocks and ended on a dead-end road on the west side of the Missoula County Fairgrounds early Sunday.

Shelly Turbitt, 39, was arrested and charged with obstructing a police officer after reportedly attempting to flee from responding Missoula Police Officer Kasey Williams.

The male, who was allegedly driving the purple Dodge Durango, also fled the scene and has not been apprehended, Missoula Detective Sgt. Scott Pastian reported.

According to Pastian, Williams heard a gunshot directly west of him after a report of shots fired from a vehicle in the 2300 block of Mary Avenue came over the radio.

He then observed the Durango driving south on Garfield Street, Pastian said.

Williams attempted to pull the vehicle over to investigate, but instead of stopping the Durango took off at a high speed.

The chase traversed several city blocks before the Durango came to a dead-end road off of Russell Street. The male and female both exited the vehicle and fled the scene, but Williams was able to catch Turbitt, Pastian said.

A firearm was not found in the car, but was later recovered from a residence, Pastian said. Police did not release the name of the male suspect. He remained at large late Monday.

Reporter Kathryn Haake can be reached at 523-5268 or at kate.haake@missoulian.com.

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    Delbargo - August 27, 2013 8:28 am
    According to the headline, the man was located and yet the story says that he remained at-large on Monday. Which is it?
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