Monday, January 16, 2023

Pittsburg Kansas woman arrested after police pursuit

On Saturday, January 14, just before 9PM, a Galena Kansas Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a Ford pickup for multiple lane violations.

During the interaction with the Driver; 45 year old Shanda Clough of Pittsburg, Kansas, fled the traffic stop at a high rate of speed.

After a brief pursuit, that reached speeds in excess of 85MPH in residential areas, Clough came to a stop just west of Wood Street on East 21st Street. 

Clough refused to exit the vehicle and physically resisted officers when being taken into custody. Clough’s 6 year old child was found unrestrained in the back seat.

Clough was transported to the Cherokee County Jail for the following charges, DUI, Transporting an open container, Fleeing/Attempting to elude, interference with law enforcement, battery on a law enforcement officer, and aggravated child endangerment. Bond has been set at $5,000 cash surety. The child was placed in police protective custody in a safe home.

We would like to thank the off duty Baxter Springs officer and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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