Three people are behind bars after one woman allegedly tried to sell methamphetamine in a Magoffin County courtroom.
Telby Fields, 24, of Mount Olive, Kentucky, was in court on Monday, July 2, for a scheduled court date in an earlier 2018 case in which she was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening. While sitting in the back waiting for the judge to appear, Fields reportedly asked at least three other people waiting in the courtroom if they would be interested in buying methamphetamine from her, WYMT reports.
A security officer overheard the transactions and told Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams.
Adams, followed Fields out of the courthouse, walking around the building to the Church Street side, and witnessed her running down the breezeway that leads to the parking lot behind the courthouse. She reportedly dove into the back of a car parked there and laid down in the back seat.
After talking to the driver, 20-year-old Cole Gaylord of Aurora, Indiana, Adams asked him and the male sitting in the front passenger seat to step out of the vehicle. Sheriff Carson Montgomery and Kentucky State Police Trooper Haney were standing on the passenger side of the car.
The passenger, later identified as 24-year-old Collin Tenhundfeld of Ohio, tried to run the officers, but Haney stopped him by his shirt. His shirt then ripped and he was able to maneuver away from the officers, running towards the creek. According to Adams, Tenhundfeld did a 15-foot swan dive into the shallow creek, eluding police for several hours.
After going through his phone left behind, police were able to identify Tenhunfeld, as well as release pictures of him to the public, which were posted on the Salyersville Independent’s Facebook. Within less than an hour of the pictures going online, dispatch received calls of a man walking through yards in the East Maple/Back Street area of town.
Salyersville Police Department officers, along with Constable James Rudd, tracked him down on Back Street and apprehended him.
The three were in a car with Indiana license plates, though the plates did not match the car, Sheriff Montgomery told the Independent. Law enforcement found approximately 35 grams of methamphetamine, scales, hundreds of plastic bags, and a BB gun that looked like a real pistol in the car.
They were each taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
Telby Fields is charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine, as well as two counts of buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.
Cole Gaylord faces those same three charges, in addition to menacing, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct and an instructional permit violation.
Tenhundfeld picked up a few more charges, with a total of nine: third-degree criminal trespassing; two counts of second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot); menacing; two counts of resisting arrest; second-degree disorderly conduct; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine); and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.
A court date has been set in either of their cases, though Fields is set for a hearing in her misdemeanor case for Monday. She has another case pending in Campbell County, as well, where she faces charges of first-degree promoting contraband and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, opiates.
In other news of crimes gone awry, a Texas mother shot a man in the head after he tried to steal her SUV with her two tiny children in the back seat.
Michelle Booker-Hicks said she had gone inside the Shell gas station on Camp Wisdom Road to pay for gas at about 10 p.m. on July 4 when the 36-year-old Rickey Wright jumped in her vehicle and tried to drive away with her two- and four-year-old sons, according to KTVT-TV.
Booker-Hicks saw Wright driving away in her car and jumped into the back seat to stop him.
The mother said she tried to get Wright to stop the car, but he refused.
“I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the armrest to get my glove compartment and that’s when I fired at him once I got the gun from my glove compartment,” Booker-Hicks told KDFW.
Wright crashed the SUV into a light pole after he was shot in the head, and was later taken to a local hospital. He was taken to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition, according to KDFW.
Booker-Hicks said she had a message for Wright: “I wish I would’ve killed you, if I didn’t already.”
“I should have just have emptied the whole clip but I didn’t. I didn’t. I just wanted to give him a warning shot that was it,” Booker-Hicks said
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
July 8th, 2018