North Carolina murder suspect nabbed in Dothan after high speed chase

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Dothan (WTVY)-- Dothan police arrested a woman suspected in a North Carolina murder after she lead officers on a long high speed chase.

The pursuit began Saturday afternoon in the southern part of Dothan, then traveled over half the distance of Ross Clark Circle. It came to an end when the woman wrecked after turning onto North Cherokee Avenue.

Saundra Wagner of Maysville, North Carolina had been sought for an April 8 murder there.

She is suspected in the death of James Pannoni whose body was found on April 8.

Speeds during the chase reportedly reached 100 miles per hour.

"(We) did everything we could to get ahead of the vehicles to stop (traffic) at intersections,” said Lt. Rachel David, a patrol supervisor.
Other than the Corolla wrecking, no other collisions occurred during the pursuit.

North Carolina authorities contacted Dothan police that Wagner would be picking up a money transfer here.

Wagner is hospitalized with serious injuries. She will be extradited.

It's not immediately clear if Dothan police will charge her for attempting to elude officers.