FINDLAY — A woman wanted by authorities in Auglaize County for violating the terms of her community control sanctions was arrested Wednesday in Findlay after fleeing from police who were attempting to initiate a traffic stop.
According to the Findlay Police Department, a vehicle driven by Rebecca Evans, 41, of Findlay, was driving in Findlay and was following too close to another vehicle. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle the driver entered the northbound ramp of Interstate 75, reaching speeds of approximately 92 mph. The vehicle exited onto Hancock County Road 99, where it ran through a red traffic light before striking a guardrail on the north side of County Road 99.
Evans got out of the vehicle and started to run on foot for approximately 50 yards until she was detained by the officer.
At that time it was learned that a bench warrant had been issued for Evans’ arrest in Auglaize County for a probation violation, one of several such violations reflected in the woman’s court record since her 2017 conviction for possession of heroin.
Evans was found to also be in possession of illegal narcotics following her apprehension Wednesday in Findlay. She was arrested on the warrants and a new charge of failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, a felony of the third degree, along with a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree.
Evans was transported to the Blanchard Valley Hospital, where she was treated and released and cleared for incarceration at the Hancock County jail.