Woman wanted for failure to appear, arrested with a stolen car

Woman wanted for failure to appear, arrested with a stolen car

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman was arrested Sunday with drugs, a stolen vehicle, and a large amount of cash with her, according to a police report.

Craighead County Deputy Sheriff Bobby Swan was at a home on Highway 351 trying to find Michelle Raymond, 48, who had two felony warrants for failure to appear. According to a Craighead County Sheriff's police report, when Raymond got home around 8:30 p.m. Deputy Swan searched her and found a large stack of $100 bills in her hoodie pocket. She said it was "$8,000 and all the money she had." When the money was counted there was $8,000 there, all in $100 dollar bills.

Deputy Swan also found a small black container in her pocket. According to the Craighead County Sheriff's Department, there were three individually wrapped baggies filled with meth inside the container. Raymond was arrested and put in the back of the police car.

Sergeant David Bailey came to assist Deputy Swan at the scene. The two officers thought they heard noises and searched around the house. When they walked around to the back they found a 2002, white Chevrolet Cavalier. Sergeant Bailey ran the license plate number and the VIN number and found the vehicle was reported stolen out of Memphis, according to the report.

A wrecker was called to get the car, and Raymond was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center. According to the report, she told Deputy Swan she bought the vehicle two weeks ago.

Raymond was charged with felony theft by receiving, possession of meth, and possession with intent to deliver.

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