Columbus woman arrested after chase through three counties

A Columbus woman is being accused of fleeing from police through three counties after allegedly stealing items from a Franklin store.

Franklin Police are reporting that the chase started at about 4:06 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Morton Street Walmart store in Franklin after a woman allegedly put several items in her shopping bag and then left without paying. According to reports, a Franklin police officer tried to pull the woman over near the store, but she took off, heading first into Marion County and then Shelby County leaving accidents and traffic violations in her wake. At various points in the pursuit she went the wrong way against traffic, ran a red light, struck another vehicle, struck a tree, attempted to pass vehicles on the right hand shoulder and drove off the road, while reaching speeds of almost 90 mph.

She eventually surrendered after getting stuck in a Shelby County cornfield and trying to run away from police.

32-year-old Leandra R. Davis was first taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital to be checked out before being arrested on charges including possession of stolen property, resisting law enforcement, aggressive driving, criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident.

Note: This story was first reported by the Daily Journal newspaper in Franklin