MARION COUNTY — A 29-year-old Walnut Hill woman who was reportedly involved in a high-speed car chase Sunday in Central City has been charged with a Class X felony drug charge in Marion County, after cocaine was reportedly found in her purse when she was arrested.
Rose Bounds, reportedly a passenger Sunday in an SUV driven by 30-year-old Kendall Devore, of Effingham, is charged with Class X felony manufacture with the intent to distribute between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine, as well as Class 4 felony theft under $300 for items believed stolen before the chase at the Dollar General Store.
Bounds reportedly jumped from the SUV as it sped through Foundation Park. Police, with the assistance of the Marion County K-9 unit, later found Bounds hiding in the park.
When her purse was searched police reportedly found individually packaged baggies of crack cocaine in her purse, along with items reportedly stolen from the Dollar General Store earlier in the day.
Bounds was already wanted on a $25,000 outstanding Marion County warrant for failure to appear on a 2016 case charging her with felony distribution of narcotics. Bail on her new charges was set Tuesday at $150,000.
Devore was charged Monday in Marion County Court with misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs.
She was additionally charged in court Tuesday with Class 4 felony aggravated fleeing police and misdemeanor retail theft, also in connection with items allegedly taken from the Dollar General Store. Her bail was set at $50,000.