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Woman arrested in chase

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A woman is in jail after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase that involved two hit-and-run wrecks and speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Shannon Willoughby Benefield, 38, of 5311 Louisiana Highway 544, has been arrested on charges of aggravated flight from an officer, reckless operation of a vehicle, two counts of hit and run and simple robbery.

Ruston Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker said at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a complaint of simple robbery at Dollar General store on Arizona Avenue.

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