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Sheriff: Woman in stolen car follows deputy for 11 miles

Christina King was arrested Sunday after the Butler County Sheriff says she followed a Butler...
Christina King was arrested Sunday after the Butler County Sheriff says she followed a Butler County sergeant early Sunday morning.(Butler County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Aug. 16, 2020 at 2:13 PM EDT
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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A woman was arrested after she followed a Butler County deputy for 11 miles in a stolen car, Sheriff Richard Jones said.

Jones says the Sgt. Michael Matala was headed to work in a marked patrol car around 7 a.m. on Sunday when he noticed a car following him from Wayne Madison and Trenton roads in Trenton.

The driver matched Sgt. Matala’s turns into a parking lot on Bobmeyer Road in Hamilton.

He initiated a traffic stop in the lot because, the sheriff says, the driver had committed a few moving violations.

It turns out Christina King of Middletown was also in a stolen B-Safe Driver Education car, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

King said she, “Wanted to see where he was going,” Jones said.

“They drive to our jail and get arrested in the parking lot, now they are following our deputies across the county just to be arrested. We have a lot of deputies working today if anyone else wants to turn themselves in,” the sheriff said.

Court documents say King is facing one charge of receiving stolen property.

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