A woman is accused of ramming a stolen car into two patrol cars in an Arby's drive-thru Wednesday in Lockwood.
When cornered by three patrol cars after avoiding a traffic stop, Delena Guavera, 28, rammed into the two cars in the Arby’s drive-thru off of Montana Highway 87, according to court documents. Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies found a knife and a syringe cap on her person and several syringes in the car she was driving, which had been reported stolen.
Guavera was charged Thursday in Yellowstone County Justice Court with three felony counts of criminal endangerment and one felony count of theft.
According to court documents:
Guavera was driving a black 2006 Hyundai Sonata on Main Street when Yellowstone County Deputy Harrison Gillen, driving behind her, determined the car was stolen.
After Guavera turned onto Highway 87 and crossed the Dick Johnson Bridge, and Gillen flashed his lights and sirens at her.
While there were "plenty of safe places available,” Guavera slowed down but didn't stop.
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Gillen called for backup, and Guavera pulled into the Town Pump, driving slowly until she stopped in the middle of the parking lot.
Getting out of his service car and drawing his weapon, Gillen called for Guavera to roll down her window. Instead, Guavera drove away from Gillen through the parking lot.
Deputies kept her in the parking lot, although at one point she she swerved toward another deputy. She drove past the Lucky Lil’s Casino and entered a small alley behind the gas station and the Arby’s drive-thru in an apparent attempt to leave the parking lot by driving the wrong way through the alley.
Two patrol cars had circled around and parked in the alley to prevent her from leaving. Instead of stopping, she drove the car into the two patrol cars, apparently intentionally. While the patrol cars were damaged, no officers were injured.
Using force to access the car, Guavera was “completely uncooperative” and handcuffed while still in the car. During a pat search police found a knife and syringe cap on her and several syringes in the car, including one loaded — although court documents do not specify with what.
If found guilty, Guavera faces up to 10 years in prison. She remained in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on a $12,000 bond.