Lincoln City Police are seeking the public’s help locating a woman wanted on a felony warrant for robbery after injuring an officer who attempted to arrest her Wednesday evening, according to a press release.
At about 7:15 p.m., police conducted a welfare check on two people occupying a 1993 GMC Typhoon SUV.
Officers recognized the female subject in the driver’s seat as Nicolette Willey, 24, of Newport, and knew she was wanted on a felony warrant for robbery out of Salem.
Police advised Willey she was under arrest, and she reportedly attempted to drive off, nearly hitting an officer with her vehicle. The officer broke open the driver’s side window and grabbed Willey as she was backing up into him. Willey sped off with the officer still holding on to her.
The officer had some cuts and bruises on his arm from the altercation, but returned to his vehicle and helped other officers pursue Willey. Police lost sight of Willey’s vehicle and terminated the pursuit at Schooner Creek Road.
The officer was treated and released at an area hospital for minor injuries.
The vehicle was later located abandoned on private property on Schooner Creek Road.
Police are also looking for the passenger, Jackson Hall, 24, of Newport, who now faces charges of hindering prosecution.
Willey, in addition to her felony warrant, also faces new charges of felony eluding police, first-degree escape, aggravated assault on a police officer, second-degree assault, driving while suspended and reckless driving.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Nicolette Willey or Jackson Hall is asked to call the Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.