Thursday, December 27, 2012
By Anna Rochelle, Staff Writer


Worthington Town Marshal Don Richardson responded to a situation early Saturday that was anything but ordinary.

He was dispatched to Vest's Marathon on the south side of Worthington at 7:26 a.m. in reference to a suspicious female who was reported to have been in the bathroom for almost two hours.

Once he arrived on the scene, the officer made contact with the woman but she refused to identify herself and was detained.

Richardson said when he asked for her identification, she told him it was in her purse and he could retrieve it.

He reported that upon opening her purse, there was a large bag of a green vegetative substance, allegedly marijuana, but he was able to identify the woman. She then told him she had a medical license for marijuana.

Duadys D. Hernandez-Labrada, 27, of Miami, Florida, was placed under arrest on suspicion of possession of marijuana and refusal to identify.

The woman was seated in the back of Richardson's patrol vehicle for the ride to jail, then while he was loading her belongings in the back of the vehicle -- she was able to free herself from the seatbelt, get out of the vehicle and run.

The woman was apprehended by Richardson and a citizen but she then managed to get free and run a second time during an attempt to get her back in the vehicle.

Other officers responded to assist on the scene including Officer Brock Garrison of the Linton Police Department, Deputy Brad Deckard of the Greene County Sheriff's Department, Officer Brian Pilant of the Jasonville Police Department and Officer JR Blazier of the Worthington Police Department.

Richardson said Hernandez-Labrada was also found to be wanted on an immigration detainer by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

She was transported by Officer Pilant to the Greene County Jail where she was booked in on preliminary charges of: Escape, a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance - 30 or more grams of marijuana, a class D felony; resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor; and refusal to identify, a class C misdemeanor.

As of late Thursday afternoon, charges were pending in the Greene County Prosecutor's Office. She was being held without bond, on a hold due to the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) warrant.

Greene County Daily World: Local News: Woman wanted on ICE warrant arrested in Worthington (12/27/12)