Pursuit in Colorado Amber Alert case begins in Sutton

A Colorado woman led the Nebraska State Patrol on what turned out to be a near 30-mile high speed pursuit along Highway 6, running through Clay County and Fillmore County before officers of the Friend Police Department used a tire deflation device to slow down the vehicle, allowing the state patrol to apprehend 46-year-old Donetta Phipps of the Thorton, CO area. Thorton is a suburb of Denver, located in the northeast area of the Denver Metropolitan area.

Phipps, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, was ordered to relinquish her daughter Kyley Phipps at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, but instead Phipps went on the run with the girl instead of following the order to relinquish the girl, as the non-custodial parent of the 2 year old.

An Amber Alert was issued in Colorado at 7:25 p.m., Thursday, which put police agencies around the country on alert to find the woman and the young girl, while being on the lookout for a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.

According to Clay County Sheriff Jeff Franklin, a state patrol officer spotted the vehicle driving through Sutton about an hour and a half after the amber alert was issued.

Franklin noted that the NSP officer attempted to stop the vehicle when it sped up, racing through Sutton.

Speeds, according to Franklin, reached in excess of 110 miles per hour until Phipps was stopped with the tire deflation device just east of Friend, at which time Phipps was taken into custody and taken to the Clay County jail, where she remains jailed. The young girl was safely recovered by the state patrol.

As of Friday morning, no bond had been set for the woman, but a felony charge and two misdemeanor charges were being sought by the state patrol.

Stay tuned to the Clay County News for updates as they are made available.

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