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Two Tasered after pursuit in Stafford County, Fredericksburg

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By KEITH EPPS

Stafford County deputies arrested two county residents early Friday after using a Taser on them following a brief pursuit that ended up in Fredericksburg, police said.

Sheriff’s Maj. David Decatur said the incident began about 1:50 a.m. when Deputy S.J. Oelslager noticed a 2007 Pontiac with a missing brake light coming across the Chatham Bridge from Fredericksburg.

Oelslager tried to stop the vehicle after it turned onto Chatham Heights Road.

The driver did not stop for the flashing lights and instead went down several streets before ending up back on Chatham Heights Road, police said.

The driver then headed back across the bridge into Fredericksburg and soon got onto Caroline Street.

She then drove to Old Mill Park, where Decatur said both the driver and a male passenger bolted from the car and ran toward the park.

Oelslager caught the driver on foot after using his Taser to subdue her. Deputy T.J. Grasso caught the man and used a Taser on him as well.

Shelva C. Fletcher, 24, who lives on East Chatham Street near where the pursuit began, was charged with felony eluding, obstruction of justice and driving on a suspended license.

Santanna S. Bynum, 27, who lives with Fletcher, was charged with obstruction of justice.

Decatur said police believe Fletcher fled because her license was suspended.

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