Spencer Woman Faces Charges Following Pursuit

Thu 3-2-2017

(Spencer)-- A Spencer woman faces charges in connection with an incident Tuesday evening in Spencer.

Police say an officer conducted a traffic stop around 7:00 pm in the 500 block of Grand Avenue. The driver, 38-year-old Jennifer Loera of Spencer, was told she was being arrested for an animal at-large complaint that happened the day before. Loera refused to get out of the vehicle and locked the doors. Police say she then fled the scene by driving the vehicle across a sidewalk to get around police vehicles. Officers pursued the vehicle to her home at 904 East 7th Street in Spencer. She was taken into custody as she was attempting to get into her residence.

Loera was taken to the Clay county jail on charges of eluding, dog at-large, vicious animal, reckless driving and three counts of failure to obey a stop sign.