Woman leads police on high-speed chase in Gainesville

By: Stephanie Brletic Email
By: Stephanie Brletic Email

GAINESVILLE, Tex. -- Gainesville Police Chief Steven Fleming says a traffic stop Friday morning at the Whataburger in the 11000 block of Highway 82 East turned into a high speed chase.

Gainesville Police were led on a high speed chase early Friday morning that they say endangered many people. The chase started at approximately 4:30 Friday morning at the Whataburger restaurant on U.S. 82.

Police stopped Mary Stockwell for a faulty light on her license plate. They say Stockwell was acting nervous and strange and was complaining about having diarrhea.

The suspect used the bathroom, returned to her car, and then fled the scene while an officer was getting equipment out of his car.

The chase ran along northbound Interstate 35 all the way into Oklahoma before ending back in Texas. The suspect was taken into custody in the 1400 block of Olive Street in Gainesville.

Police say the chase reached 100 miles per hour and that stock well hit at least four different police units with her car.

"She not only endangered herself, she endangered the citizens of this community, she endangered the lives of the officers that were attempting to stop her," interim Gainesville Police Chief Steven Fleming said.

Plus, she barely missed hitting one officer and tried to run down a police sergeant.

"We were very fortunate in this situation that none of our officers were injured and we got out with minor damage to our patrol cars."

The suspect is now custody charged with driving while intoxicated, evading arrest, and four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


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  • by ms bubba Location: uptown on Dec 10, 2007 at 03:24 PM
    Hey tanya you spell does not dose.But I do agree with you she does need help.
  • by tanya Location: oklahoma on Dec 10, 2007 at 08:46 AM
    Why dose Bubba from uptown defend her? She is in the wrong and needs time in jail and help. I think, and so do many others, that she knew what she was doing when she asked to use the bathroom.She should be tested for drugs.
  • by ms bubba Location: uptown on Dec 9, 2007 at 01:20 PM
    How does anyone know for sure that she is a meth head,unless you hang out with her.so what does that make you,ha ha,A meth head.
  • by Liarge Areola Location: GVT on Dec 9, 2007 at 08:26 AM
    This lady is a meth head. I do not know why the police let her go to the bathroom. She didn't have to go, she needed to flush her dope. That is all she was doing. Why else was she out at 4:30 in the morning. It's because she never went to sleep probably!
  • by Republican in Ardmore Location: Ardmore on Dec 8, 2007 at 07:18 PM
    Give her the TASER!
  • by bubba Location: redneckville on Dec 8, 2007 at 10:33 AM
    She looks "throwed off".
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Dec 8, 2007 at 10:22 AM
    By the looks of that mugshot she should change her name from Mary Stockwell to Little Debbie Snackwell! You go Mary! I think she flushed her twinkies.
  • by Laffing out loud Location: Oklahoma on Dec 8, 2007 at 06:46 AM
    Well, did she think she was in GLAMOUR shots? If I had got stopped and said I need to use the bathroom. They would say need a Depend?
  • by Anonymous2 on Dec 7, 2007 at 08:22 PM
    I am sure something went to the straight to the sewer. I can guarentee it was not the diarrhea...
  • by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2007 at 06:52 PM
    Ok, her picture looks like she is enjoying her it taken, this lady needs some serious help!!
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