Woman who led deputies on two-state chase is sentenced

Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 2:22 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A woman involved in a police pursuit two years ago that injured a Wood County Sheriff’s deputy has been given a suspended sentence.

Rose Marie Davis was sentenced Tuesday to consecutive 1-5 and 1-10 year prison sentences. Those sentences were suspended by Judge Jason Wharton, and Davis was given 3 years probation, with credit for 790 days already served.

She recently pleaded guilty to fleeing from an officer in a vehicle with reckless indifference, and to grand larceny.


Original story: 2/19/2019

A Wood County sheriff’s deputy injured after his patrol car was hit during a pursuit Tuesday evening has been released from the hospital.

Sheriff Steve Stephens said Senior Deputy Charlie Frazier was treated and released from WVU Medicine Camden Clark after the incident.

The pursuit began after deputies caught up with an SUV that had been reported stolen and later spotted near the 7-Eleven store on Marrtown Road in south Parkersburg.

During the pursuit, the female driver, identified by authorities as Rose Davis, 33, of Belleville, crashed into Frazier’s cruiser near the Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Davis continued to flee on U.S. Route 50 into Ohio where she struck another vehicle on State Route 7 before the SUV went into the median and rolled over.

Davis was ejected from the vehicle in the crash and taken to the Belpre campus of Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was then transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, troopers said. Information on her condition is not available.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured, troopers said.

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