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Woman now charged with stealing police car
BEAUMONT - KFDM News has learned a woman accused of stealing a Beaumont police car and briefly dragging an officer before a chase that ended with her crashing the unit, is now in jail on several charges.
Watch KFDM News at 6 for more on the story.
Police tell KFDM News Carlee Galmore, 21, of Beaumont, is in jail and charged with Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, Felony Theft and Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle.
Her bond is $75,000 on each charge for a total bond of $225,000
She was booked into jail shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday February 21.
Police tell KFDM News officers responded to a disturbance call Friday afternoon in the 1100 block of Fulton Street. The disturbance was between a woman and her 21 year old daughter.
Investigators say the daughter tried to enter the locked officer's car through a cracked window.
The woman got inside and dragged a female patrol officer who was trying to stop her. The officer was dragged a short distance and received minor injuries. She wasn't taken to a hospital.
The suspect sped away in the patrol car at 1:56 p.m. with other police in pursuit down Highway 69. The woman wrecked the patrol car at 2:03 p.m. near the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center. She received minor injuries. Paramedics transported her to a hospital where she was treated before officers transported her to jail.