Two women arrested for driving at Sterling officers

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STERLING, Ill. (WIFR) -- Two women are behind bars after allegedly driving a vehicle toward approaching Sterling officers Thursday.

Gabriell S. Cox, 18, and Shaqueria E. Bickham, 19, both of Sterling, were taken into custody.

The Sterling Police Department says two officers got out of the way and were not hurt after Cox allegedly drove a car at them.

It happened in the 100 block of Seventh Avenue. Police say Bickham, who was wanted on a Rockford warrant for failure to appear, was in the passenger seat of a blue 2017 Chevrolet Sonic.

Police say the car left the scene, but was later spotted unoccupied in the 300 block of 12th Avenue. Officers searched the general area, then arrested Cox and Bickham.

Bickham was arrested for the warrant, and charged for theft over $500, and unlawful possession of cannabis in a vehicle.

Cox was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, no valid drivers license, operating an uninsured vehicle, disobeyed stop sign, expired registration, disobeying a police officer, fleeing and eluding a peace officer, unlawful possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe.

Bickham and Cox are being held at the Whiteside County Jail in lieu of bond.