Van Chase Ends With Woman Tasered: Blotter

Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Jan. 17, 2011.

A Georgia woman led Gainesville police, Cook County Sheriff's deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers on a 43-mile pursuit that ended when trooper Tasered her. It started when Gainesville police officers stopped her 1989 white GMC van and she failed to identify herself to the officer and drove away according to DPS officials. The chase went south on I-35 and the Cook County Sheriff's Department and DPS Troopers joined the chase. Troopers deployed stop sticks near Rector Road in Denton County and we able to deflate the van's left front tire, according to DPS, but the pursuit continued through Denton and into Corinth where the woman exited at FM 2181 and pulled into an Exxon parking lot. The DPS said the woman refused to get out of the van and took off again southbound on I-35E, then stopped the van in the center lane of I-35E near the Garden Ridge exit in Lewisville. She opened the door and took off running down the left lane of the interstate according to DPS, and that's when troopers used a Taser to get her into custody. Candice Boyd, 53, of Rossville, Georgia now faces several charges including evading arrest according to DPS, troopers will don't know why she ran from Gainesville police.

Dallas police said a confrontation at Far West Club on Gaston Avenue near White Rock Lake ended with a bullet-riddled pickup and one man shot in the leg. Police said after the confrontation there was a chase between a pickup and an SUV, and during the chase the vehicles were ramming each other. Shots were fired, and police said when they arrived at Preston Road and Watson Avenue they found a bullet-riddled pickup and one of the man inside had a gunshot wound to the left leg. The other man in the pickup was not injured.

The latest search for a missing 13-year-old West Texas middle school cheerleader has come up short. Authorities searched an Abilene landfill with cadaver dogs Friday, but did not find her. Colorado City city manager Pete Kampfer said Saturday that the search had been completed and was unsuccessful. Hailey Darlene Dunn was reported missing by her mother Dec. 28 in Colorado City, a 4,500-resident town about 240 miles west of Dallas. Since then, law enforcement agencies and dozens of volunteers have been searching for her. Posters with her photo are plastered all over town, and orange ribbons are tied around trees and car antennaes. Authorities say her mother's live-in boyfriend is among several "persons of interest" in the case. He says he's not responsible for her disappearance.

Dallas Police Officer Kevin Marceau, 47, died Friday at Baylor Hospital in Grapevine after a long battle with a traumatic brain injury suffered on the job, according to Dallas police. Marceau had left the police department on medical disability in 1998 after an accident where he was struck by a car while chasing a suspect on foot. On November 13, 1996, Marceau was working an off-duty job when he saw a traffic accident near Garland Road and San Patricio Drive in northeast Dallas. When one of the people involved in the accident tried to leave the scene, Marceau chased him on foot, and was hit by a car as he tried to cross Garland Road according to Dallas police. Marceau joined DPD in March 1990, before that he served in the U.S. Air Force and Texas Army National Guard. Marceau's funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Grapevine.

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