FERNDALE, Wash. — According to a press release from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), Thursday, April 14th, about 4:20pm, deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle traveling south in the area of Henry Road and Kickerville Road.
According to law enforcement radio transmissions at the time, the vehicle was reported to have continued south on Lake Terrell Road and then east on Slater Road.
Deputies attempted to contact the driver of the vehicle at the intersection of Slater Road and Haxton Way while the vehicle was stopped at a red light. In response, the vehicle rammed a deputy’s patrol car head-on, backed up and rammed it a second time, moving the patrol car sideways on the roadway.
The vehicle went around the damaged patrol car and headed northbound on Haxton Way and WCSO deputies followed with lights and sirens activated.
The driver continued to elude law enforcement, traveling at speeds around 40 to 50mph.
Spike strips were deployed on S Church Road near Ulrich Road, according to radio reports at the time, successfully deflating all tires on the vehicle, the press release confirmed. The vehicle was then stopped safely by a PIT maneuver by deputies in the 2400 block of Douglas Road.
An involved deputy sustained minor injuries according to the press release.
The driver, identified as Jessica Shockey, age 27, from Blaine, was taken into custody without incident and booked into Whatcom County Jail and charged with suspicion of the following.
- Attempting to elude a police vehicle
- 2 counts of 1st degree assault
- 3rd degree possession of stolen property
- outstanding bench warrants for failure to appear in court on pending cases
Shockey is scheduled to make a preliminary appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court on the new charges today, April 15th.
Shockey was out of custody while awaiting trial in the previously mentioned cases after posting 2 $5,000 bonds, 1 of which has been forfeited according to court records. She is charged with felony 2nd degree possession of stolen property and 3 felony drug possession charges in those cases.