posted on July 05, 2013 13:05
Two Tennessee residents are arrested after a wild scene in Wyoming County Thursday.
The sheriff’s office says 33-year-old Ricky Leach Junior and 28-year-old Jessica Ring – both of the same address in Goodlettsville, Tennessee – were observed driving off the shoulder on Route 77 in the Town of Sheldon in a 2000 Chevy Blazer.
The Sheriff's Office report states that Ring, the driver, took off, reaching speeds of 75 MPH. She traveled into an overgrown field and both she and Leach Junior jumped from the car while it was still moving. Both fled to a nearby creek bed into a culvert under Route 77. The vehicle continued to roll down into a ravine and came to a rest in a creek bed.
Deputies found that the truck was allegedly reported stolen in Tennessee June 28. They were both charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer. Ring was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired and Reckless Driving.
Both were jailed on $15,000 bail. They are due in court at a later date.