A Cumberland County woman wanted by police in Bradley County in connection with a September 2018 fatal crash was taken into custody and faces new charges here and a charge of failing to appear in court in Van Buren County.
Kasi Shell, 27, no address available, was taken into custody by Crossville Police Saturday shortly before 9:30 a.m. when found sitting in a vehicle traveling on Elmore Rd., according to Ptl. Ethan Wilson’s report.
In addition to being wanted for vehicular homicide in Bradley County, and for failure to appear in court in Van Buren County, Shell was arrested on new charges of felony possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest.
Wilson was able to stop the vehicle the two women were traveling in near Taco Bell on Industrial Blvd., just off N. Main St., because he had observed who he knew was wanted on three local warrants.
Victoria Dawn Becker, 25, was taken into custody without incident on warrants charging two counts of failure to appear in court and for evading arrest. During that process, a syringe was found in Becker’s possession.
The vehicle was then searched and a driver’s license issued to Shell, along with a purse, was found. Inside the purse were found seven syringes and 6.6 grams of a substance police identified as meth.
Shell told officers about the syringes because she “did not want the officers to get poked by them,” Wilson wrote in the report.
Bond for Shell was set at $40,000. It is not known if bond had been set for the attachment, and bond on the vehicular homicide charge is not known.
Shell was identified as the driver of a 2003 Dodge 1500 pickup on Sept. 18, 2018, traveling on Georgetown Rd. in Cleveland that allegedly crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 being driven by Douglas Long of Bradley County.
Long suffered critical injuries and was flown by LifeForce to Erlanger Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Shell was taken by ambulance to a Cleveland hospital where she was treated and later released.