Traffic stop leads to arrest of female fugitive from Florida

Published 11:39 am Monday, May 22, 2023

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JONESBOROUGH – Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a female wanted in Florida for multiple narcotics violations.

According to Sheriff Keith Sexton, deputies stopped a white Honda sedan with a brake light out on May 19. They discovered the driver, Samantha Chingliak, 37, of Labelle, Fla., was wanted in Florida for a violation involving narcotics.

Chingliak was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice. She will be held in the Washington County Detention Center without bond and will appear in General Sessions Court at 1:30 p.m., May 22.

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