Deputy: Fleeing trespasser speeds, crashes, tased, jailed

By Zachery Lashway - Reporter/anchor, Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A woman trespassing at a St. Augustine Circle K store Friday morning, after being warned previously about trespassing there, sped away when a deputy arrived, drove through two stop signs and struck another vehicle before crashing behind a business, according to a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

The deputy wrote in the report that Jennifer Pulliam then got out of the car, ran and had to be tased by a St. Augustine police officer before she could be arrested. The report noted that when the car that Pulliam was driving struck the other vehicle, it caused that vehicle to hit three other vehicles. 

Pulliam, 35, was booked into the St. Johns County Jail on charges of leaving the scene of a crash with an injury, resisting an officer and trespassing.

A man who did not wish to be identified said he helped law enforcement officers chase down Pulliam.

"I got back to the shop and saw a car crashed out back and these guys were all up and down the road and they said she’d run out the back gate, so I went out the back gate chasing after her," he recounted Monday. "He went one way around the house, I went the other way."

According to the report, Pulliam had been given a warning on Wednesday not to go to the Circle K on State Road 16.

When News4Jax went to Pulliam's home on Monday, her sister answered. 

"It’s a bit difficult and emotional to talk about it at the moment," she said.

News4Jax was told Pulliam’s two children are being cared for by her sister and her mother.

As of Monday evening, Pulliam remained in jail on $11,500 bond, online jail records show. 

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