Teens' Facebook fight sparks dangerous car chase

Rayna Michelle Polk has been charged with felony evading arrest and for possession of a stolen weapon.

December 20, 2010 6:19:24 PM PST
A woman led authorities on a dangerous high speed chase in northeast Houston Monday. According to Harris County Precinct 6, at around 10am, deputies were in the 2900 block of Fulton to investigate the assault of a 15-year-old girl, possibly by a 17-year-old and her mother. The two teens had gotten into a fight over Facebook on Sunday, and the 17-year-old allegedly threatened to assault the teen.

While deputies were arresting the teen and her mother, they tried to question an adult male who approached them but that man fled on foot. He remains at large but police say they know who he is and plan to issue a warrant for his arrest, Precinct 6 Lt. Mark Timmers confirmed to Eyewitness News.

An adult female, identified as Rayna Michelle Polk, 35, was later questioned at the scene and she tried to flee, according to deputies. She reportedly dropped her purse, which had a semi-automatic pistol. She got into a car she had parked nearby and took off.

Police chased Polk down several residential streets before she got onto the Eastex Freeway. She took the Tidwell exit, then pulled over into a parking lot of a business in the 3600 block of Tidwell Rd.

While she was stopped, Polk was taken into custody by Precinct 6 deputies without incident. Deputies say the weapon found had been reported stolen.

Polk has been charged with felony evading arrest and for possession of a stolen weapon.


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