Highway 12 Chase Suspect Is Oregon ‘Cleaning’ Woman Thief
Obviously she might think she's a modern day Bonnie (without the Clyde). More details have been released about the woman who allegedly stole a car Saturday August 3rd, led police and deputies on a wild chase from Columbia County to just outside Pasco, where she was shot.
Umatilla County Sheriff's say Amanda Marie Warren, 38, is the same woman who was accused of stealing two guns and a wallet from an elderly man near Milton Freewater July 25th. According to MyColumbiaBasin.com and the Sheriff's Office, Warren went to the man's home on Birch Creek Road, and offered to clean it for him. The man agreed, and after she left (presumably paid by the man) he found a wallet and guns missing. Umatilla County Sherrif's Deputies said Warren is a convicted felon, and at the time they were advising area residents to keep an eye out for her. She was considered armed and dangerous. Residents, especially elderly ones, were told if seen not to confront or approach her but call 911. Arrest warrants were issued.
Then August 3, Walla Walla County Sheriff's received a call from an area citizen who saw a burglary taking place and they snapped a picture of the vehicle and license plate as it was leaving. Deputies learned the white Prius was reported stolen out of College Place, and after locating the car east of town on Highway 12, they gave chase.
Warren, the driver, refused to pull over, and led officers from three counties, including Franklin and the Washington State Patrol on a wild 100mph chase. Finally, Warren's car was disabled by spike strips about two miles east of Pasco just over the Snake River Bridge. She waved a gun at the officers, and a Franklin County Deputy and two WSP Troopers fired, hitting her several times. Warren remains in the hospital.
A passenger with her, Cheyanne Summer Weems, 29, was also arrested after she'd jumped out of the car near Dixie, WA. She's being charged with Obstruction.
The investigation continues, and Weems reportedly told officers she was given some property that now appears to have been stolen by Warren. Authorities suspect Warren could be tied to other incidents as well.