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Law Enforcement Agencies Work Together to Nab Hit and Run Driver

A 28 year old woman is behind bars following an alleged hit and run Friday afternoon in the Norris City area.  It was just before 1:30pm when Deputy Michael Brown was dispatched to an accident at Highway 45 and County Road 825 North.  While on his way, Brown was advised by dispatch that a 1997 green Chevy pickup had been hit by a red Jeep Renegade and the Jeep had fled the scene.  Norris City Police Chief Dustin Dale began canvassing the county roads while Brown tended to the victim of the hit and run, Donny Richardson of Fairfield.  Dale located the vehicle on Route 141 and pulled the vehicle over at the intersection of Blaze Road and 141.  Sheriff Randy Graves and Brown eventually arrived on scene where they placed Katie Headrick, with addresses listed in both Harrisburg and West Frankfort, under arrest.  Headrick had an active arrest warrant out of Franklin County.  During inventory of the Jeep, officers say they found a pink container with suspected methamphetamine.  Headrick received a citation for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and has been charged with Unlawful Use of Property, Possession of Meth, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was in court Monday morning for a first appearance and is due back before Judge Webb on October 5th for a preliminary hearing.

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