Deputies Aaron Stolz and Wesley Graves attempted to stop a small, dark colored vehicle that was backing out of the carport of a County Road 1390 residence where the resident had reported a burglary in progress around 4:21 a.m. last Thursday.
The suspect almost rammed one of the patrol vehicles as she exited the driveway and later crashed after being pursued by the deputies. The resident of the house had reportedly fired two shots through the door moments before deputies arrived on the scene.
Kelly Michelle Nichols, 35, of Booneville has been charged with attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling, simple assault on an officer and several misdemeanor traffic offenses. Bond was set at $10,000 on the felony and $6,000 on the misdemeanors.
Investigators Torie Jumper and Brian Taylor are in charge of the investigation.
In a separate, unrelated case, deputies have arrested Alford Ray Pace, 49, of Baldwyn on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felony after serving a warrant on him on another charge.
Pace was initially arrested on a warrant for making threatening telephone calls. When arrested he was found to be in possession of a handgun and three long guns. The firearms were seized. Bond was set at $15,000.
Deputies Jeremy Pace and Phillip Owens made the arrest.