BHC woman faces nine charges after chase
KINGMAN — A Bullhead City woman was indicted on 13 charges after a 19-mile, 37-minute police chase through Bullhead City and Fort Mohave that at times reached high speeds.
A Mohave County grand jury indicted Carey Michelle Sims, 43, of five felony counts, one each of aggravated assault, criminal damage, unlawful flight from police, resisting arrest and first-degree escape, and four counts of misdemeanor criminal damage.
Sims is expected to be arraigned on the charges Wednesday before Superior Court Commissioner Billy Sipe Jr. Sims is being held in custody on a $250,000 bond.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 14, sheriff’s deputies spotted a Dodge Charger speeding southbound on Highway 95. The car passed another car in the right lane traveling about 60 mph in a 45-mph zone, according to a report from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies pulled the Dodge over in a parking lot of a car wash in the 5000 block of Highway 95. Deputies knocked on the car’s tinted window, but Sims rolled it down only a few inches and yelled at the deputy for stopping her. Sims also refused commands for her driver license and registration.
According to incident reports, Sims then put the car into gear and spun the rear tires and allegedly struck the deputy with the car’s driver-side rear corner panel. She continued through the parking lot, past a barricade and into the car wash. Another car already was in the car wash blocking Sims’ exit, MCSO reported.
Deputies put down a spike strip under the Dodge’s rear tire. When Sims refused commands to exit the car, deputies started to break the car window. With the window partially rolled down, a deputy tried to grab the suspect when she accelerated the Dodge, ramming the other car and forcing it out of the car wash.
Sims then drove out of the parking lot and headed north onto Highway 95. Sims drove about 80 mph and ran several red lights. She continued the pursuit onto Bullhead Parkway when the car’s rear tire blew out driving the car on its rims, MCSO reported.
Returning to Highway 95, Sims then drove through the parking lot at City Square and into a residential area.
The Dodge’s rim began to break apart sending pieces of metal, striking a deputy’s vehicle, causing a hole in the window and spraying glass into the deputy’s eyes and arms.
Sims’ car finally came to a stop west of Rio Vista and Ramar roads in Bullhead City. Sims then placed her keys on the ground and closed the rear passenger door. Finally getting out the car, she refused commands to walk backward to the deputies, MCSO reported.
Sims continued to fight deputies who tried to restrain her.
During the chase, several deputies received minor injuries. A civilian car’s windows also were damaged by flying debris.