A Woodward woman and a Bouton man were arrested early Friday after their vehicle ran out of gas near the city hall in Bouton.
Tabetha Suzanne Tingwald, 45, of 15742 Tanner Lane, Woodward, was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Scott Robert Hansen, 46, of 202 W. First St., Bouton, was charged with violation of a no-contact order.
The incident began about 1:30 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of E. First Street in Bouton, where a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff observed a vehicle parked near the Bouton City Hall and occupied by a male and a female.
The deputy made contact with the driver, Tingwald, who said the vehicle “ran out of gas right after she had gotten the car unstuck.”
The deputy requested to see the vehicle’s registration because “it had no plates or temp tag in the window.”
As Tingwald sought the paperwork, the deputy “noticed her right jacket pocket was full, and the zipper on it was down,” and inside the jacket pocket the deputy allegedly observed “a methamphetamine pipe and baggie.”
Further inquiry disclosed “two methamphetamine pipes, a snort tube and a small baggie of white, crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.”
The deputy also determined that Tingwald “was the protected party in a no-contact order” with the male passenger in the vehicle, Hansen.
Tingwald is held in the Dallas County Jail. She is scheduled to appear Friday in Dallas County District Court.
Hansen is held in the Dallas County Jail. He is scheduled to appear Friday in Dallas County District Court and is scheduled for a probation-violation hearing Feb. 12 in Dallas County District Court.
Hansen was convicted of violation of a no-contact order in March 2020 in Dallas County District Court. Hansen sustained gunshot injuries in October 2020 after allegedly entering a residence in the Moran settlement southeast of Woodward. No charges have been filed in the case.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.