investigate a report of a theft in progress, and saw two women
leaving the location in a car that matched a description, Glendale
Police spokeswoman Officer Leticia Chang said.
The two women allegedly fled into a dead-end alley off Glendale
Avenue. When an officer ordered the pair out of their car, Markley
backed up in an alleged attempt to run the officer over, Chang said.
The officer fired five shots at the car, but Markley and Lange
were not hit. As the women tried to leave the alley, another police
unit forcibly ran their car off the road, Chang said. Markley tried
to escape on foot but was arrested shortly after. Lange was arrested
at the scene.
It was not known Tuesday whether any stolen merchandise or weapons
were in the women's possession, Chang said.
Markley, who has also used the name Dawn Jean Vargas, was also
wanted for a traffic warrant and for failing to appear in court for a
charge of receiving stolen property, according to jail records.
Markley was being held Tuesday on $1-million bail at Glendale
City jail. Lange was being held on $500,000 bail.
The officer, whose name was not released, was treated for minor
injuries at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and released, Chang