Funeral arrangements for the Roaring River woman who died in a single-vehicle crash Friday have been announced. Family members will remember Amanda Lynn Limon, who died two weeks short of her 19th birthday, in a service tomorrow afternoon at 2 in the Reins-Sturdivant Chapel, with the Rev. Roger Jennings and the Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. Family will receive visitors from 1 to 2pm tomorrow.
A high-speed police chase early Saturday led to the arrest of two people on allegations related to drug possession and sales. A deputy on routine patrol shortly after 3am Saturday passed Oakwoods Baptist Church and saw a car parked in the lot with no lights on and someone inside. When he turned into the parking lot, the car took off out the other driveway, lights still off for a time. As the car spun out of the parking lot, the deputy lit up his blue lights and started the chase. The car sped down Brushy Mountain Road, crossing the center line more than once and nearly having an accident after losing control in front of Oakwoods Grocery. The driver was able to recover and continued down the road before turning onto a side street and pulling up behind a house. A woman got out of the car one way, a man got out the other. She ran into the house, he ran into the woods. A second deputy arrived and tried to follow him into the woods but was unsuccessful. The woman came back out of the house and at first tried to claim she was the driver, until she was told that she’d face the driving charges along with possession of the large bag of marijuana in the front seat, and the tools of pot sales scattered throughout the car. Then the 18-year old woman, identified by deputies as Ashleigh Ellen Wainwright of Greenville, came clean and admitted the driver was her boyfriend, 16-year old Cory Allen Brooks. After she was taken to jail, deputies contacted Brooks and got him to turn himself in.