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Shayna Sykes pleads guilty in theft of police car, chase

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 11 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 05:43:00 PM CDT

A Lehigh County woman who's accused of leading police on a drug-fueled chase has admitted to the crime.

PHILADELPHIA -

A Lehigh County woman who's accused of leading police on a drug-fueled chase has admitted to the crime.

Shayna Sykes, of Macungie, Lehigh Co., pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault and other charges.

Sykes and her fiance, Blake Bills, stole a police car in Camden, N.J., in March and led police on a chase across the Delaware River into Philadelphia, where they were stopped, police said.

Sykes stole a police car while Bills was being arrested, police said.

The couple told police they had been using heroin and cocaine leading up to the incident.