BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- A woman from Nevada remains behind bars, after police say she pointed a firearm at someone and fled, leading the Bentonville Police Department on an extended high-speed chase.
Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office say Sharon Newman, 43, of Henderson, Nevada, is held on $25,000 bond.
On May 15 at about 1:30 a.m., the police department received a call regarding an aggravated assault involving Newman, who had displayed a firearm toward a victim and fled the scene in a vehicle, the release states.
Newman was in Arkansas meeting with an acquaintance in Bentonville that she had met on the internet, according to the release.
Officers located Newman and attempted to stop her, instead Newman took off taking officers on a chase from Bentonville into Washington County, according to the release. Newman eventually lost control of her vehicle and crashed in Fayetteville, the release states.
Arkansas State Police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Fayetteville Police Department assisted Bentonville police officers during the pursuit and apprehension of the suspect. Newman was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released, according to the release.
Newman is being held at the Benton County Detention Center. She is facing charges of aggravated assault, fleeing, terroristic threatening, stocking, reckless driving and expired vehicle license, according to a release.
Her arraignment is scheduled for June 22.