RCSO arrests North Carolina woman on slew of charges

CLAYTON — On Friday, April 6th, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a North Carolina woman who claimed she stole multiple vehicles in an attempt to “run from the devil.”

While patrolling GA 15 Northbound, local law enforcement was informed by dispatch that a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) had been placed on a stolen Copper colored Ford truck that had fled North Carolina and was approaching Clayton City limits.

The stolen Ford F-150 pickup truck continued at a high speed through Clayton before deputies were eventually able to catch up to the vehicle in the Wiley area.

After confirming the truck matched the description to the BOLO, the responding deputy attempted to make a traffic stop. However, the driver swerved into the right lane and continued to accelerate.

Dispatch was advised the vehicle was not willing to stop and a high-speed chase ensued.

As the chase continued near Terrora Circle, the driver of the vehicle threw two items out the window into the roadway, which deputies later located and identified as a blue piece of cloth and a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue.

The driver continued to elude police into Habersham County where local deputies assisted and attempted to deploy spike strips in an effort to stop the vehicle. However, the truck continued by driving through the grass on the south shoulder of the roadway.

Deputies then successfully performed a precision immobilization technique (PIT) to stop the truck.

Upon approaching the vehicle, law enforcement noticed the driver had extremely loud music playing on the radio and was covering her ears while shouting and crying.

The driver, later identified as Misty Nicole Wright of Canton, North Carolina, did not comply with law enforcement’s orders and was removed from the vehicle and placed face down on the ground while handcuffs and restraints were administered.

According to the arrest report obtained by WRBN News, Wright, 31-years-of-age, continued to scream and thrash in the middle of the road. She told deputies she did not pull over because “they were all dead, the devil killed them all and she was running from him.”

She then stated that she had stolen a truck in Canton, North Carolina and left it in Franklin, North Carolina before stealing the F-150.

Habersham EMS personnel arrived on scene to escort Wright to Habersham County Hospital per her request. Wright later revealed to EMS that she had been smoking meth while police were chasing her.

Law enforcement conducted a search on the stolen vehicle where several sets of keys, among other suspected to be stolen miscellaneous items, were found.

Deputies arrived at the hospital where they were informed by staff that Wright continued to scream profanity and speak to imaginary people. Wright was eventually then cleared and released to jail staff who transported her to the Rabun County Detention Center.

Wright was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, speeding in excess of maximum limits, DUI-Driving under the influence of drugs, theft by bringing stolen property into state – felony, littering from a motor vehicle, possession and use of drug-related objects and driving while license suspended or revoked.

As of Monday, April 16th, Wright remains lodged in the Rabun County Detention Center.