By MAYFIELD MESSENGER STAFF

A Water Valley woman was arrested after leading Graves County Sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle pursuit.

On Tuesday, Deputy Jacob Hamm attempted to stop a 2006 Chevrolet Impala on U.S. 45 South in Water Valley for a traffic violation. The vehicle then tried to lose Deputy Hamm by turning onto Depot Street and increasing their speed.

The pursuit of the vehicle continued east onto Ky. 2422. In the area of 2422 and Pea Ridge Road, the vehicle ran into a ditch, through a fence, and then through a field. Deputies attempted to get the operator out of the vehicle at that time but she was able to flee once more, driving through another fence and back onto Ky. 2422.

On Pea Ridge Road, just east of Kingston Road, she lost control of the vehicle and ran off into a ditch. Kathy Baker, 43, was arrested without further incident. She stated that she fled from deputies because she knew there were warrants for her arrest. She was taken to the Graves County Jail and charged with Speeding, First-Degree Wanton Endangerment of a Police Officer, First-Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, Reckless Driving, Second-Degree Criminal Mischief, and other traffic offenses.

Baker was also served a Fulton County Circuit Court bench warrant for Failure to Comply with Probation and Parole, and a Graves County Circuit Court bench warrant for Failure to Appear. It was also discovered that she was wanted out of Pemiscot County, Missouri on a forgery charge.

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Kentucky State Police.