Deputies: Woman linked with 20-mile chase arrested

by: Dave Faherty Updated:

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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - Dash cam video captured a couple leading Catawba County deputies on a 20-mile chase Wednesday afternoon.
 
Deputies pursued the couple weaving through traffic, yards and a wheat field that ended up catching fire.

Deputies said Thursday morning that a woman believed to be linked to the chase was arrested.

Channel 9 learned the truck was stolen Tuesday, south of Hickory, and is the second chase involving law enforcement in Catawba County.  
 
The camera records the pickup truck as it blows by other drivers, weaving in and out of traffic along Highway 127 as it tries to elude deputies. 
 
At one point, the truck veers hard right into a wheat field where deputies believe sparks set two different fires. It then went by Kimberly Clark's home in the Springdale subdivision. 
 
The truck was later found abandoned about two miles away down a dead-end dirt drive. 
 
Deputies swarmed into the area hoping to find the couple, who left so quickly they weren't wearing shoes.  The massive manhunt along Fingerbridge Road lasted for several hours and had neighbors on edge. 
 
The sheriff said he called off the search, but investigators were able to identify the couple.
 
His deputies are seeking arrest warrants.