Florida Woman Allegedly Ran Truck into Ex-Lover's Home Before Leading Police on High Speed Chase

A Florida woman is in custody after she allegedly drove a stolen car into an ex-lover's home, led police on a high speed chase and fired at a deputy's car.

Rachel Yvonne Baggs, 43, stole a 2017 black Ford truck from a family member at around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The truck had a loaded .45 caliber handgun inside, the family member told sheriff's deputies when they reported the theft.

Baggs then confronted a different family member over a family property dispute at a different location a short time later, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office added that during the argument, Baggs pulled out the stolen gun and threatened the family member with it.

As deputies searched for Baggs, the Putnam County Emergency Communications Center received a call from a former partner of Baggs, who said she had threatened them and drove the stolen truck into their residence.

Deputies located Braggs, who was still driving the stolen vehicle, within a few hours, according to the sheriff's office.

She refused to stop and continued along County Road 315 at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, leading deputies on a high-speed chase.

At one point, she forced a vehicle off the road in Interlachen, Florida, causing minor injuries to the occupants, the sheriff's office said.

Baggs then crossed into Marion County, where deputies from Marion County Sheriff's Office took over the chase.

Baggs crashed the stolen truck into a wooded area near Citra and jumped out of the vehicle and ran off.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Baggs shot into a Marion County deputy's vehicle. He was not injured.

"The pursuit ended in the Citra area when Baggs crashed the vehicle into the wooded area and jumped from the vehicle," a spokesman said. "Marion County Deputies reported hearing gunfire as Baggs fled from the crashed vehicle. No law enforcement officers were injured."

Baggs, of Palatka, Florida, was arrested on Sunday evening, according to News4Jax.

Baggs is facing grand theft and aggravated assault charges in Putnam County, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Newsweek.

She was also charged with fleeing and eluding, displaying a firearm during a felony, resisting an officer without violence, and two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer in Marion County.

Jail records show Baggs has been arrested and charged several times since 1994.

Baggs was charged with driving under the influence and possession of cocaine in 2006. She was charged with cocaine possession again earlier this year and was charged with two counts of failure to appear last month.

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Rachel Yvonne Baggs Putnam County Sheriff's Office