Woman charged with evading police, endangers five children

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A 21-year-old Wichita Falls woman is charged with evading police at high speeds and recklessly endangering the lives of five children who were not secured in seats or belts in the car.

Zayryimonnia Hardeman was booked into Wichita County Jail Friday on five charges of child endangerment and one charge of evading arrest, with bonds of $5,000 on each count.  

She is no longer listed on the jail roster.

Police said around 8 a.m on Friday morning they saw a Buick traveling at 46 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone in the 29-hundred block of Holliday.

An officer on a motorcycle attempted to stop the car, but said it sped up to 55 miles an hour.

When the car got to Jacksboro Highway, the officer said two cars were stopped at a stop sign and the Buick swerved around them on the shoulder and ran through the stop sign.

It then entered traffic on Jacksboro highway at a high rate of speed.

At Midwestern, the officer said it swerved into the left lane and turned onto Midwestern.

Just as the officer said he was about to discontinue the chase,  the car turned into the Pecan Shed parking lot and stopped.

The officer also said the driver was uncooperative and was taken out of the car and handcuffed.

Officers found five children inside, a 2-month-old girl in a baby carrier that was not secured with a seat belt, a 1-year-old girl in an unsecured car seat, a 4-year-old, 6-year-old and 9-year old not in seat belts.

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