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Fayetteville woman arrested in stolen vehicle after chase through Hope Mills

Posted September 23, 2014

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— A Fayetteville woman led Hope Mills police on a high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon that ended in a crash and her arrest on stolen vehicle charges.

Rachel Marie Godwin, 28, of 1918 Gillespie St. in Fayetteville, was pulled over on John Brady Road for driving with an expired registration plate.

Officers found that the minivan she was driving was stolen and requested backup. As they waited, Godwin pulled away leading a parade of police vehicles through Hope Mills, into Fayetteville and then into Cumberland County towards Sampson County.

During the chase, she struck a dump truck and a Hope Mills police car. 

Godwin faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, assault on a government official, damage to property, fleeing to elude, driving with a revoked license and hit and run.

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  • findoutthefacts Sep 24, 2014

    The picture of beauty, folks.....

  • joefurloughski Sep 24, 2014

    Menace to society. Disaster waiting to happen to some innocent bystander. Yes, keep her in jail.

  • gunmonkey Sep 23, 2014

    What could have been going through her mind other than air. Not too bright. Lock her up for a while.