10/9/2018 3 AM - A woman alluded police for several hours early Tuesday morning in Grantsville, reportedly escaping from Trooper J. B. Hunt when he started to take her into custody about 11:45 p.m. Monday at the ChaTis Convenience Store, Rt. 5, at the eastern edge of the town.

The woman was allegedly the driver of a stolen black Dodge Avenger, a BOLO being issued for the car before 4 p.m. Monday.

According to 911 traffic, the woman fled on foot along the Little Kanawha River area and other parts of Grantsville for the next three hours, when she was spotted by a Calhoun Deputy Sheriff at 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers took her into custody near the Dominion Gas Company office along the Little Kanawha River, indicating she had been in the river.

Trooper J. B. Hunt and other officers took the woman to Minnie Hamilton Health System for evaluation and treatment before being processed.

In addition to officer Hunt, participating in the search was Sheriff Jeff Starcher and two deputies and Grantsville Police Chief Craig Gherke.

No other details were available regarding the stolen car.

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