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4 county chase leads to arrest

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ELLIS COUNTY - An alleged kidnapping suspect lead the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office through multiple counties Wednesday, July 13.

The suspect, 28-ye-ar-old Scarlett Gorden, reportedly took her two kids from their grandmother’s home in Navarro County. 

At the time, ECSO did not know how many kids were in the car or if she had custody.

“The pursuit today [Wednesday, July 13] started with a phone call from Navarro County Sheriff Office to be on the lookout for a possible kidnapping suspect vehicle,” stated Chief Deputy Dennis Brearley in a statement issued to local media outlets after the chase ended.

   A deputy spotted the suspect vehicle, a 95’ silver Honda, on Interstate Highway 45 and attempted to stop the suspect when Gorden didn’t stop, the pursuit continued Northbound into Dallas County.

Gorden, with two children ages 3 and 5 in the car, sped through Dallas County and into Collin County at times going more than 100 miles per hour.

Once Gorden crossed Highway 121, Brearley stated they had their units terminate and called Dallas County dispatch to advise them Navarro County said no charges were going to be filed. 

Agencies discovered the kids belonged to Gorden.

Lasting roughly 45 minutes, the chase shortly ended when spike sticks blew Gorden’s front right tire where she was apprehended in Plano near the Dallas North Tollway at Spring Creek Parkway.

Gorden is currently being held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas on two charges of child endangerment and one for evading arrest with bonds totaling $75,000.


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