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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 11:48 am

FORSYTH — A Branson woman is facing two felony counts related to a pursuit that ended in Madison County, Ark.

According to a probable cause statement from the Taney County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped Jessica Cox, 30, on Saint Street in Branson at about 12:25 a.m. Oct. 10.

The deputy reported the black Pontiac Grand Prix Cox was driving was possibly stolen, according to the report.

He pulled his patrol vehicle in front of the Grand Prix, activated his emergency lights and, after both vehicles came to a stop, turned his spot light on Cox and prepared to exit his vehicle, according to the statement.

“The vehicle then accelerated and struck the right front side of my patrol car and fled on Saint Street to Highway 76,” the deputy wrote in the report.

Cox was charged with resisting arrest, a class D felony, and second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, a class C.

A pursuit took deputies east, then out of Taney County, through Boone County, Ark., before the vehicle ran into a fence in Madison County and came to a stop.

According to the probable cause statement, the vehicle was confirmed stolen from Lebanon with license plates stolen from Mexico, Mo.

Cox, identified as the driver, was taken into custody by Arkansas State Police.

She is being held in the Boone County Jail on $15,000 bond.

According to the Boone County Sheriff’s website, Cox also is facing charges for having no proof of insurance, second-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, theft by receiving, disobeying a stop sign, driving left of center, refusal to submit to a drug test, felony fleeing and possession of a fictitious vehicle license.

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