Woman sent to prison for dragging deputy

A woman was sentenced to four years in prison after a police chase earlier this year.

Stephanie Rogers, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and one count of resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness.

In January, Rogers was arrested after an off-duty deputy spotted her leaving a Greenwood store with a cart full of merchandise. An employee was running after her, saying the items were stolen.

The deputy tried to stop Rogers, who dragged him with her vehicle, before fleeing.

Greenwood police chased Rogers, and the pursuit ended in a retention pond. Rogers then broke into an apartment, before she was arrested, police said.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.