An Arkansas woman allegedly ran over, dragged a cop to his death. She could face execution.

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Source: Benton County Jail; Callison-Lough Funeral Home

Sep. 5 2021, Published 2:26 p.m. ET

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An Arkansas woman allegedly killed a police officer by running over and dragging him for over 140 feet. Now, prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty.

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Shawna Cash, a Pine Bluff, Arkansas, resident, was charged with the capital murder of Pea Ridge Police Officer Kevin Apple. In addition, she was charged with escape, two counts of aggravated assault, fleeing, and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, criminal mischief, reckless driving and obstructing governmental operations.

On June 26, the 22-year-old and an accomplice Elijah Michael Andazola were driving a blue jeep in that Roger, Arkansas, police were chasing. Apple and officer Brian Stamps had received an alert for the duo around 11:30 a.m. A few minutes later, they spotted the jeep at a white Oak station, blocking both ends of the vehicle by the gas pumps.

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While attempting to place the suspects under arrest, a struggle ensued. First, Cash rammed the jeep into Stamps patrol car behind, then she accelerated and ran over Apple, pinning him between the jeep and his patrol car and dragging him west on Slack Street.

Andazola was in the passenger seat throughout the incident.

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While attempting to place the suspects under arrest, a struggle ensued. First, Cash rammed the jeep into Stamps patrol car behind, then she accelerated and ran over Apple, pinning him between the jeep and his patrol car and dragging him west on Slack Street.

Andazola was in the passenger seat throughout the incident.

According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, prosecutors filed aggravating factors to meet the requirements for seeking a death penalty. The capital murder charge against Cash had been modified for as includes the killing for the purpose of avoiding arrest or effecting an escape from custody and for the purpose of disrupting or hindering the lawful exercise of any governmental or political function; and was committed in an especially cruel and depraved manner.

Cash apologized to a reporter while being whisked away from the court, according to 40/29 News. She is scheduled for arraignment on Sep. 15, while Andazola’s next court appearance is set for Oct. 4.

Both defendants are being held in jail without bail.

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