Two local women were arrested late Wednesday night after they reportedly attempted to flee from Hot Springs police while in possession of drugs and defaced firearms, while a third suspect remains at large.
Olivia Ann Mariscal, 32, who lists a Cactus Terrace address, and Alexia Brianne, 27, who lists a Festival Street address, were both taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and each charged with felony counts of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, punishable by up to life in prison, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, each punishable by up to six years, and five misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mariscal, a previously convicted felon, was also charged with felony possession of firearms by certain persons, punishable by up to six years, criminal use of a prohibited weapon, and fleeing.
They both remained in custody Thursday in lieu of zero bonds, and are set to appear in Garland County District Court on Aug. 12.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Officer John McLean attempted to initiate a traffic stop at around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday on a red Pontiac G6 with a defective headlamp in the 700 block of Central Avenue.
The vehicle did not stop and reportedly ran several red lights before finally stopping in the 100 block of Chapel Street. At that point, a male passenger in the back seat allegedly fled the scene.
McLean stayed with the vehicle and the two remaining occupants, identified as Mariscal and Brianne, who complied with his verbal commands and were taken into custody without incident.
During a search of the vehicle, a multicolored bag containing a packet of Suboxone film, a white crystallized substance, 30 plastic baggies and digital scales were reportedly located under the driver's seat.
In the middle section of the back seat, McLean allegedly found a defaced, sawed-off rifle with a round in the chamber, a defaced silver six-shot revolver, a glass pipe for suspected methamphetamine use, three pipes commonly used to smoke marijuana, and another bag of suspected meth.
A metal sunglasses case in the purse reportedly contained another packet of Suboxone, another pipe for suspected meth use and a wooden pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana.
Mariscal and Brianne reportedly denied ownership of the Suboxone, firearms and drug paraphernalia.
Deputies at the Garland County Detention Center later located a set of brass knuckles concealed in Mariscal's breast area.Local on 09/01/2017
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