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Woman Facing Multiple Charges after Fleeing from Carmi Police during Attempted Traffic Stop

Serena J. Dunn (Photo: White County Jail)

CARMI – A Carmi woman is facing drug-related and other charges after Carmi Police attempted to stop her after seeing her driving a black SUV belonging to another person in the 100 block of Herbert Street in Carmi Monday afternoon.

According to a Carmi Police press release, police say 37-year-old Serena J. Dunn had two active felony warrants out of White County. After police attempted to stop her, Dunn fled on food running through yards. She made it back to her home and locked officers out. The door was kicked to gain access and Dunn struck the officer with the door and continued resisting. Dunn was pepper sprayed and taken into custody. The vehicle Dunn fled from was inventoried and drugs were found inside.

As a result Dunn was charged with two felony White County warrants, aggravated battery of a peace officer, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dunn was taken to the White County Jail. Her bond was set at $6,000 according to the press release.