2 Face Kidnapping, Evading Charges After Chase in Dallas Tuesday; Family Dollar Robbed

Kidnapped woman OK; man suspected of robbing Family Dollar store prior to chase Tuesday

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A police chase Tuesday involving a woman who was kidnapped ended when the driver of her car crashed into a house in Dallas, police say.

According to Dallas police, at about 3:54 p.m. Wednesday an officer tried to stop the driver of a Honda Civic police said was speeding in a school zone.

The driver stopped, but as the officer approached the vehicle a woman in the back seat began signaling for help and the driver pulled away.

After a short chase, the driver of the Civic crashed into a home and the driver and a passenger then tried to then escape on foot.

Both the passenger and driver were taken into custody and identified as 31-year-old Ashley Ellison, the driver, and 38-year-old Donnell Collins, the passenger.

Police did not reveal the kidnapping victim's name or how she came to be kidnapped, but they did say she and Ellison were acquaintances.

Collins and Ellison were both charged with evading arrest and kidnapping of an adult female. Police added that Collins also faces a charge of robbery that allegedly took place at a Family Dollar about 30 minutes before the traffic stop.

In that case, investigators said a man carrying a duffel bag walked into a Family Dollar on the 3200 block of S. Polk Street at about 3:15 p.m. and was seen using the bag to shoplift items from the store.

When the man was confronted, he allegedly punched one person before an employee attempted to use a stun gun to subdue him. The attempt was unsuccessful and the man left the store.

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