Rockland: Woman accused of leading police on car chase arrested after standoff

Kathleen Tierney was arrested after police found her hiding in the attic of a Turner Road home. Police say they were attempting to serve her with an arrest warrant, and numerous attempts were made to get her to voluntarily surrender. After those attempts failed, police and sheriff department members entered the house, found Tierney hiding in the attic and took her into custody.

A Rockland woman on the run since leading police on a car chase back in March has been taken into custody by Rockland police after a brief standoff on Wednesday.

Kathleen Tierney was arrested after police found her hiding in the attic of a Turner Road home. Police say they were attempting to serve her with an arrest warrant, and numerous attempts were made to get her to voluntarily surrender. After those attempts failed, police and sheriff department members entered the house, found Tierney hiding in the attic and took her into custody.

On March 22, Rockland police say they attempted to pull Tierney over for motor vehicle violations, when she fled in her vehicle, nearly hitting a police officer. Police say Tierney then drove into Hanover and went off the road, nearly striking some residents and clipping their house on Webster street, before taking off again.

Tierney also had several outstanding warrants from the towns of Holbrook, Abington and Rockland.

Also taken into custody on Wednesday was 45-year-old John Malloy, of the same Turner Road address. Malloy is charged with intimidating a witness and obstruction of justice.

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