Turning onto Route D, the car drove through a red light at the junction of Route D and Osage Beach Parkway, traveling west. At the junction of Highway 42, the car entered the eastbound lane of Osage Beach Parkway heading west, forcing a white SUV off the roadway and narrowly avoiding striking them head-on. Heading down Osage Beach Parkway, Morris turned the Honda into the Walmart parking lot where the car lost its right front tire, according to the statement, and began driving on the rim.

The Brumley woman taken into custody after a car chase that ended at the Osage Beach Wal-Mart Monday night has been officially charged with resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death.

According to the probable cause statement filed by the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, Karla Anne Morris, 50, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs when police officers responded to her home on Red Oak Drive in Brumley around 11:30 p.m. May 1 for a reported domestic disturbance.

Morris was the reporting party who initially contacted Dispatch around 11:17 p.m. regarding a domestic situation, the court records state, but she then hung up. Called back shortly after, she told the dispatcher that she was really scared and disconnected again.

Arriving on scene, a deputy found Morris sitting in a blue Honda Civic and walked up to the vehicle. According to the probable cause statement, Morris locked the doors and asked the deputy to identify himself which he did, showing her his badge. 

“The defendant appeared very paranoid and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” the officer stated in the court record.

Morris then put the car in drive and drove away quickly, narrowly missing the two patrol vehicles at the scene.

Activating emergency lights and sirens, the deputy attempted to get the Honda to stop, but Morris failed to yield and continued west on Highway 42 toward Osage Beach, driving 80 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. Morris was also swerving into the eastbound lane and off the right shoulder, the court document states.

Once in the City of Osage Beach, the Honda turned into the Prewitt Point shopping center and reportedly drove approximately 40 mph through the parking lot of Target and HyVee. Turning onto Route D, the car drove through a red light at the junction of Route D and Osage Beach Parkway, traveling west. At the junction of Highway 42, the car entered the eastbound lane of Osage Beach Parkway heading west, forcing a white SUV off the roadway and narrowly avoiding striking them head-on. Heading down Osage Beach Parkway, Morris turned the Honda into the Walmart parking lot where the car lost its right front tire, according to the statement, and began driving on the rim. 

Morris finally brought the vehicle to a stop in front of the market entrance to Walmart where she was taken into custody.

One of the two responding officers took Morris to Lake Regional Hospital for a blood draw which is being sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Laboratory for examination. Morris was then taken to the Miller County Adult Detention Center and placed on a 24-hour hold pending prosecutor review of the case. Charges were filed May 2 and bond has been set at $10,000.

Morris has been convicted of one prior driving while intoxicated offense on Nov. 3, 2004 in Camdenton. 

In a press release Tuesday, the sheriff's office thanked the Osage Beach Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol for their assistance.