A driver who allegedly fled "recklessly" from a hit-and-run accident Tuesday told police she did so to keep her 18-month-old daughter from seeing her arrested.
The little girl was in a child safety seat in the back of Katheryn Danielle Harden's van during the accident and alleged attempt to elude police, officer Jon Cooke's report said.
Harden, 23, of Oakwood Place, was arrested for reckless endangement, driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident and financial responsibility (not carrying proof of vehicle insurance).
The driver whose vehicle was struck by the van on Madison Street followed it to East Lane Street while talking to police.
Cooke said when he "turned around" on the van Harden allegedly cut through the parking lot of a Madison Street convenience store.
"I observed the vehicle accelerate very rapidly and make very dangerous maneuvers," Cooke said. "I then observed the vehicle jumpo the railroad trucks and continue to travel onto Prince Street."
Harden pulled over when Cooke caught up with the van.
"I asked her why she left the scene of the accident and drove recklessly to avoid being caught. She stated that she did not want her 18-month-old daughter to see her get arrested," Cooke said in his report.
Harden posted $1,250 bond.
Three vehicles were entered outside two Richdale Lane residences overnight Monday, police said
A folder containing checkbooks and gift cards were stolen from one unlocked truck and a GPS unit and approximately $25 in change from another unlocked vehicle. A gift card was stolen from a third vehicle; police did not specify if the vehicle was unlocked.
One resident said a motion detector in his driveway sounded but was uncertain at what time, police said. No signs of forced entry were seen at either home.
The following were arrested since Tuesday by the Shelbyville Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.
* Ronald Cecil Coope, 47, Moody Street; public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resist stop/frisk/halt/search; released, $3,000 bond
* Beverly Michelle Grogan, 29, Morton Street; theft of property under $500; released, $500 bond
* Katheryn Danielle Harden, 23, Oakwood Place; driving on revoked license, reckless endangerment, financial responsibility, leaving scene of accident; released, $1,250 bond
* Doroteo Aparicio Lazaro, 51, Meadow Drive; violation of order of protection, resist stop/frisk/halt/search, evading arrest; held, $5,000 bond
* Garrett Logan Morton, 26, Industrial Parkway; vandalism; released, $3,000 bond
* Brian Michael Rhoady, 20, Morrison; simple possession of schedule II drug, simple possession of schedule VI drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, promotion of meth manufacture; held, $9,000 bond
* Johnny Myles Tindell, 19, Viola; promotion of meth manufacture; held, $7,500 bond