Police: Woman says body in her home, leads them on chase

  • In this Wednesday, Jan.17, 2017 police handout photo Carmelita Vergez, 54, is seen at the time of her booking in Nashua, N.H. Vergez plead not guilty on several misdemeanor counts after she lead Nashua police on a car chase in nearby Massachusetts then back to Nashua, N.H. (Nashua Police Department via AP)

Associated Press
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Police said a woman told them a man was fatally shot and was in her home, but then led them on a chase into Massachusetts and back before she was arrested. They didn’t find a body.

Police in Nashua said they had contact Wednesday with 54-year-old Carmelita Vergez, who told them about the death, but drove off as they attempted to learn more.

They said Vergez led them into neighboring Tyngsborough, Mass., where she caused a minor collision before driving back to Nashua.

Police said her car struck another car, and she ran down an embankment before she was arrested. She faces charges of disobeying a police officer, conduct after an accident, resisting detention and arrest. It wasn’t immediately known whether she had a lawyer.