Two suspects charged after high-speed chase in Williston

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WILLISTON — Two individuals have been charged following a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning that led to a multi-agency search, according to the Vermont State Police.

At 8:50 a.m. on June 5, officers attempted to stop a vehicle on VT Route 2a for multiple traffic violations.

The driver, identified as Kayla Palmer, 30, of Grand Isle, allegedly engaged police in a pursuit.

Thomas Burke, 41, of Colchester, was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Authorities say they were both involved in eluding police, negligent operation, and violation of conditions of release.

The Burlington Police Department located the vehicle later the same day at around 2:50 p.m. and took Burke into custody.

Burke has been cited to appear at the Chittenden County Superior Court-Criminal Division on July 25 at 8:30 a.m. to answer to the charge of Violation of Conditions of Release.

Palmer remains at large and is currently sought by law enforcement.

The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

Anyone with information regarding Palmer’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police-Williston Barracks at 802-878-7111.

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