POLICE: Woman arrested after driving away from officers, 4-year-old child in car

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – The Kinston Police Department says a woman was arrested Monday after she called 911 following a traffic stop.

Kinston police say Brittany Futrell was stopped on Hines Avenue and Vernon Avenue after she called 911.

The police department says before Futrell, 34, of Hugo, pulled away from the traffic stop, they put a tire-deflating device under her tire.

After she drove away, officials say officers slowly followed Futrell until she stopped on West Vernon Avenue.

Officers say they arrested her and took the unharmed 4-year-old passenger out of the car.

The Kinston Police Department Victim Specialist and the Lenoir County Department of Social Services are investigating.

Futrell is facing misdemeanor child abuse, flee to elude, obstruction of justice, driving while impaired, and three unrelated orders for arrest were also served.

WITN has reached out to Kinston police for more details.

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