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Woman is charged after trying to flee

A Millstone woman has been charged with possession of methamphetamines and wanton endangerment after a car chase on US 119 North Saturday night.

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department charged Emily Bentley, 19, of Millstone, with second degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second-degree fleeing and evading a police officer in a motor vehicle, and second-degree fleeing and evading on foot.

Sheriff Mickey Stines said Bentley missed a court appearance and warrant was issued for her arrest. Deputy James Norris called her mother on Friday and was able to talk Bentley on the phone. Stines said Norris attempted to talk her into turning herself in, but she refused.

Norris wrote in a citation that he saw her at the Ermine Double Kwik about midnight Saturday and attempted to pull her car over, but she fled the scene. Stines said he was about to terminate the chase near Payne Gap because she turned off the lights on her car, and he couldn’t see it. Passing by the junction of HWY 3400, Norris said he saw the car had wrecked in a ditch after turning onto the side road, and he saw Bentley running down the road and across a creek. Norris wrote that when he caught her and searched her vehicle, he found a pack of a crystallike substance believed to be methamphetamine and a broken glass pipe in her purse.

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