, Muskogee, OK

May 2, 2013

Woman charged in attempt to flee police

— A Muskogee woman was charged Thursday with nine misdemeanors after allegedly attempting to elude Muskogee police.

Shatara Shaunte’ Smith, 29, was arrested Tuesday after leaving the scene of a traffic stop and attempting to elude Officer James Hamlin, according to court documents.

Smith is accused of throwing a loaded firearm out of the vehicle during the chase.

She was charged with:

• Six counts of failure to use a child restraint system.

• Transporting loaded firearm in motor vehicle.

• Eluding/attempting to elude police officer.

Court documents allege she had six juveniles in the vehicle at the time of the chase.

One child was less than 4 months old, two were less than 6 years old, and three children were between the ages of 6 and 13 years old.  

Smith is set to return to court at 1:30 p.m. June 19 for a disposition docket.