LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 23-year-old Lufkin woman allegedly ran from a police officer and fought him after a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
Jasmine Elise Thomas is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance charge, and three Class A misdemeanor charges - a motion to adjudicate guilt - possession of a dangerous drug charge, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. Collectively, her bail was set at $10,000.
Lt. David Young, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said an LPD officer stopped Thomas for several traffic violations after she left a known drug house. Young said when the officer asked Thomas if she had any warrants out for her arrest, she admitted that she hadn't talked to her probation officer in about two years.
At one point in the encounter, Thomas fled from the officer, Young said. She allegedly resisted arrest when the officer caught her a short time later.
"She fell on a concrete block and wound up having to get 16 stitches," Young said. "She kept fighting after that, too."
After Thomas was taken to a Lufkin hospital, she was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, Young said.
Young said the passenger in Thomas' vehicle, Laura Frances Reppond admitted to buying marijuana at the known drug house. He said Reppond, who is pregnant, chose to not to run. She sat on the bumper of the officer's patrol unit and waited patiently for his backup to arrive, Young said.
Reppond, 22, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony judgment for possession of a controlled substance less than four grams charge, a state-jail felony judgment for theft between $1,500 and $20,000 charge, and a Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge. Collectively, her bail was set at $21,500.