I-75 high-speed chase suspect makes first appearance

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. —

The woman accused of robbing a bank before leading police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 75 had her first hearing before a judge Tuesday morning.

A judge gave Ancelly Green her charges over a video system at the Cobb County jail.

She has been charged with armed robbery and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense in Monday's incident that happened at about 11 a.m.

According to the Cobb County Police Department, Green robbed the Sun Trust Bank at 1755 Mars Hill Road in northwest Atlanta. Police pursued her onto the interstate, where she crashed her car after traveling at about 100 mph.

“She wrecked on her own lost control and went sideways,” Cobb County Police Officer Mike Bowman said. Police said the woman gave a bank teller a note saying she had a bomb. An officer spotted her car and tried to pull her over, but she took off, police said.

“The suspect at that point, accelerated at a high speed to get away from the traffic stop. A chase did ensue down Mars Hill Road across and over Dallas Highway,” Bowman said.

Green was taken into custody on I-75, and authorities searched the car for explosives. The ordeal created massive gridlock around lunchtime. There were no reports of injuries.