High-speed chase in Jackson County leads to arrest of driver

A high-speed chase in Jackson County led to the arrest of the driver on Monday afternoon.

A Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson says that at 2:48 p.m., a deputy reportedly saw a vehicle run through a stop sign at the intersection of County Roads 100 East and 600 North. That led to the deputy attempting to pull the vehicle over. He says that led to a pursuit with speeds between 60 to 100 mph. Authorities say the chase continued to the intersection of CR 400 East and 600 North, when the vehicle continued north into Cortland, before heading east on State Road 258. The Sheriff’s Department says that the chase came to an end when the driver, Melissa S. Burton, stopped her vehicle on State Road 258 and Bell Ford Drive, just outside of Seymour.

Authorities say that Burton was arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle. She also reportedly had a warrant for her arrest out of Jackson Circuit Court. Burton’s passenger, who was not identified, was not arrested.