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Rock Creek driver arrested after ramming two cars

On July 26 at 12:13 a.m., a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) observed a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV, driven by Molly Renee Noonan, westbound on Highway 26 in the Helvetia area. The deputy knew Noonan had active felony theft warrants for her arrest and notified other deputies.

A second deputy located the Bravada in the city of North Plains and additional deputies responded when the Bravada abruptly stopped in a driveway.

Deputies contacted the driver, identified as Molly Noonan, 46, from Rock Creek. Noonan had her 15-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son in the vehicle with her. Noonan gave the deputies a false name and identification.

Deputies knew Noonan from previous arrests. When the deputies told Noonan she was under arrest, she allegedly started her vehicle and rapidly accelerated in reverse. She struck a 2007 Acura MDX in the driveway and pushed it backwards into a WCSO Chevy Tahoe, causing significant damage to all three vehicles.

Four deputies had to scramble out of the way to avoid being struck by the vehicles. One deputy was pinned between the Bravada and the Acura as Noonan’s daughter exited the Bravada and allegedly began to assault the deputy. The teenager was subdued and arrested. Deputies had to break the driver’s window to open the door and take Noonan into custody.

The pinned deputy suffered only minor injuries, and the children were not injured when Noonan rammed the other cars. Noonan received minor injuries and was treated by hospital personnel before being jailed. Noonan’s daughter was taken to the Donald E. Long Detention Facility. Noonan’s son was placed in protective custody.

Noonan was lodged in the Washington County Jail, and charged with 26 alleged crimes including five counts of felony attempted first degree assault, five counts of unlawful use of a weapon (the SUV), escape, resisting arrest, two counts of reckless endangering (her children), identity theft, forgery and giving false information to a police officer. She was being held on $415,000 bail.

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