A homeless couple was arrested in rural Redfield Wednesday afternoon after a brief pursuit by a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff.
Randy Eugene Stonehocker, 30, of 29257 El Paso Ave., Redfield, was arrested in the 16000 block of 310th Trail in Redfield on charges of eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license, fraudulent use of registration, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, no proof of financial liability and operating a motor vehicle without registration card or plate.
Kathryn Marie Ansell, 53, of 700 Pershing Road, Maquoketa, was arrested at 16585 310th Trail in Redfield on charges of possession of a controlled substance, interference with official acts, unlawful possession of a prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The incident started about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to court records, when a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff saw Stonehocker driving a 2005 Buick and traveling southbound on Second Street in Redfield. A records check showed the driver did not have a valid driver’s license, so the deputy activated the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
Stonehocker did not stop but allegedly “pulled into the residence of 16585 310th Trail” and “continued to drive around the driveway and through the road ditch in an attempt to evade” the deputy, according to court records.
Ansell then came out of the residence on 310th Trail “and started yelling. Stonehocker exited the vehicle” and Ansell allegedly “was standing in front of him,” and she “continued to try and shield Stonehocker” in spite of the deputy’s directing her to step away and cease to interfere, according to court records.
Stonehocker and Ansell were eventually taken into custody by law enforcement.
A search of the vehicle uncovered “several homemade smoking devices and smoking pipes, all containing residue” of marijuana and methamphetamine, and “a tan colored bag” with “a cream colored case, containing a small, plastic bag containing a green leafy substance and three smoking devices, all containing residue. A black pipe was also located inside of the tan bag.”
Andell told the deputy “that she had been living out of the vehicle with Stonehocker and that the above items were hers,” according to court records.
Stonehocker is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $3,220 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 19 in Dallas County District Court.
Ansell is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,600 cash or surety bond. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 19 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.