This is the shocking moment a mom on the run uses her two-year-old child as a shield after police flagged her down.
On November 15, Deputy Griggs from Marion County Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine traffic stop as Melanie Consiglio’s blue Chevy Impala failed to stop at multiple stop signs.
A computer check revealed Consiglio, 40, was wanted for six outstanding felony offenses.
Body cam footage shows the officers trying to pull over Consiglio and arrest her but she led them on a chase for several miles.
The dramatic pursuit caused a tire on Consiglio’s car to pop and then a second was disabled by Deputy Stringer who used stop sticks.
Eventually, Consiglio’s speed decreased because of the stop sticks and a P.I.T maneuver was done by Deputy Griggs.
Deputies say the 40-year-old used her toddler as a shield, backing away from deputies in footage of when she was stopped.
Consiglio was ordered to put down the child in body cam footage but she did not obey the order so Deputy Fretts took the child from her arms, according to CBS 12 news.
They also found Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Alprazolam, Diazepam, Marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her car.
Melanie Consiglio, 40, (pictured) was pulled over by cops in Marion County on November 5 after she led them on a police chase for several miles when they noticed her blue Chevy Impala failing to stop at multiple signs
The woman was then arrested by Griggs and Stringer after actively resisting and taken to Marion County Jail.
She was arrested for 10 criminal offenses committed on the night of November 15 and then for 7 additional offenses based on outstanding felony warrants.
Consiglio’s charges included trafficking in fentanyl, possession of various drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude, and child neglect.
Deputy Stringer (pictured left) arrived to assist with the arrest of Consigilio who was actively resisting
There were also dogs in her car which escaped after she was pulled over.
The dogs were picked up by animal control after she was taken into custody.
Consiglio’s daughter was unharmed and deputies stayed with her until family arrived.
The toddler was unharmed and deputies stayed with her until family arrived. Pictured: Deputy Fretts holds the child