Don't Get Caught "Ridin Dirty"

DEVERS, March 26, 2011 - On Monday, March 19, 2012, at approximately 3:12 PM , while on patrol in the City of Devers, Liberty County, Texas, Deputy D.B. Marcolesco noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

The normal posted speed of this area on U.S. Highway 90 is fifty miles per hour (50 mph); however, the area during this time period is designated a school zone, and the posted speed limit is thirty-five miles per hour (35 mph). The radar then confirmed Deputy Marcolesco's suspicion that the vehicle was, indeed, speeding by traveling fifty-eight miles per hour (58 mph) in a posted thirty-five mile per hour (35 mph) school zone.

Deputy Marcolesco pursued the violating vehicle Westbound on U.S. Highway 90. Deputy Marcolesco initiated the traffic stop on a private driveway; adjacent to Woodard Road in Devers, Texas. The vehicle was occupied by 4 persons. Upon approach the driver identified herself as: Candice Christine Charles; this would later prove to be false information. She later claimed her married name was Russell, and her license may have her married name, which also proved to be false.

The dispatcher stated there was no such person and also stated the vehicle was reported to have been stolen in Beaumont at 1:44 pm. The vehicle, a 2011 Hyundai, was reported stolen by Enterprise Car Rentals.

Constable Les Hulsey inventoried the stolen vehicle, and found a purse none wanted to claim. All the paperwork and mail had the name of Patrise Young as the recipient. That name was run through dispatch and the description fit the driver, and also showed an outstanding warrant. The suspect was confronted with the new information found in the vehicle and eventually she admitted being Patrise Elaine Young. After the inventory was completed, the vehicle was released to K&K Towing for safekeeping.

During the booking process, drug paraphernalia, and crack cocaine was located inside the left cup of Young's brassiere by female jail staff. Young was charged with:

1. Failure to identify as a fugitive intent on giving false information, a Class A misdemeanor,

2. Unauthorized use of vehicle, a State Jail Felony, and

3. Prohibited substance correctional facility alcohol/drug/phone/tobacco, a 3rd Degree Felony.

Young was also transported to the Liberty County Jail on a Class B misdemeanor (theft) warrant out of Beaumont.

Young was also issued three (3) citations and one (1) warning at the Liberty County Jail, for the traffic violations for which the vehicle was originally stopped.


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