Manhunt Ends for Armed Leflore County Woman, Deputies Say

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The manhunt for a woman considered armed and dangerous by the Leflore County Sheriff’s Office came to an end this week.

Jozie Baugh was arrested Monday (Jan. 13) in McAlester, Okla. by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Leflore County Sheriff Rob Seale. Baugh was transported to the Leflore County Jail on Tuesday.

Deputies said they tried to pull over Baugh on Saturday (Jan. 4) for a traffic stop. But instead of pulling over, authorities said she fled the scene.

Authorities said they took a call from a man who claims Baugh took his car at gunpoint with a pistol.

When they pursued the suspect a second time, deputies said she wrecked the car and took off on foot near Talihina, Okla. They believe she fled due to numerous outstanding warrants.

“Robbery with a dangerous weapon, eluding an officer, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, first degree burglary, kidnapping, grand larceny and several other previous felony warrants for possession of a stolen vehicle and various drug charges,” Seale said.