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High-speed chase ends on Red River bridge

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Sarah McCullough was arrested after a scuffle with deputies on the Willis Bridge. (KTEN/Marshall County Sheriff) Sarah McCullough was arrested after a scuffle with deputies on the Willis Bridge. (KTEN/Marshall County Sheriff)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- A Marshall County woman is behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning.

The pursuit started around 5 a.m. on Shay Cutoff Road in Kingston after the sheriff's office received reports of a stolen car out of Grayson County.

A driver identified as Sarah McCullough, 36, led the chase at speeds over 100 mph south on U.S. 377 to the Willis Bridge on the state line. Marshall County Sheriff Danny Cryer said that's where the driver ran out of gas and allegedly began fighting with deputies.

"There was a brief wrestling match between our deputy and the suspect where he tried to put her in custody," Cryer said. "He got her into handcuffs a couple of times... she just continued to slip out."

The sheriff said he believes McCullough was under the influence of a synthetic drug as deputies attempted to restrain her using Tasers and pepper spray.

While there were no major injuries, McCullough came close to grabbing a deputy's gun.

"Based on his training and his knowledge of defensive tactics, he was able to secure his firearm and keep control of the suspect until backup units could arrive," Cryer said, adding that deputies were concerned that the suspect might try to leap from the bridge.

"She obviously wasn't thinking very clearly in the moment," the sheriff said.

McCullough is charged with vehicle theft and a number of other charges in both Marshall and Grayson counties.

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