Driver in Tuesday's high-speed chase, crash, break-in charged and jailed
POSTED: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 8:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:34am
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — A woman who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase down I-10 on Tuesday is now behind bars.
The El Paso Police Department released 34 year-old Angela Watson-Wiseman's mugshot on Wednesday.
Wiseman, who is from Memphis, Tennessee, is accused of fleeing from troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety when they tried to pull her over for a routine traffic stop early Tuesday morning.
Police say she was driving a grey 2008 Toyota Highlander at 110 miles per hour.
El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies and El Paso Police were called in for backup. DPS and police lost the SUV when they say Wiseman exited I-10 at the Spaghetti Bowl.
Later that morning, police arrived at a home on Mina Perdida, where they found the Toyota Highlander flipped upside down in the driveway of the home at the bottom of an arroyo. The driver was missing but officers found an ID card inside the car with the name "Angela Watson-Wiseman" and a picture of an African-American woman.
Police say Wiseman crashed her car into the home, fled the scene, and later broke into someone else's house down the street.
The owner of the second home says he walked into his house and saw Wiseman naked inside one of his bathrooms. When he ran outside to call his wife, he claims Wiseman, who was dressed in his son's clothes, tried to steal the guy's truck and get away. The man struggled with Wiseman for the keys and took them away from her. She then ran back inside.
When police got to the home, Wiseman had already fled through the back door.
El Paso Police say she stole jewelry and clothing.
They caught Wiseman later Tuesday afternoon when she came back to the first house where she crashed her car, looking for her SUV and some of her personal belongings.
EPPD charged Wiseman with 'Burglary of Habitation,' and booked her into the El Paso County jail on a $25,000 bond.