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Sheriff’s Deputies Nab Medaryville Woman on Federal Warrant

Bernice Godina

Bernice Godina

Local charges are pending against a Medaryville woman accused of leading Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high-speed chase when they tried to arrest her on a federal warrant. A deputy spotted a pickup truck driven Bernice Godina, 62, leaving a rural Medaryville residence late Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Sheriff Mike Gayer. The deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but Godnia reportedly fled west through rural Pulaski County. While driving, Godina was allegedly throwing money, drug paraphernalia and other items from the truck. The pursuit continued into Jasper County, where a Pulaski County deputy used stop sticks to flatten her tires. Godina continued to drive on the rim until her truck was forced off the road near the intersection of U.S. 231 and State Road 14. Deputies say she tossed a shotgun out the window as the truck was stopping. She was arrested without further incident and is jailed on a hold from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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