FAIRMONT — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rivesville woman after police said she nearly ran over a man with his own truck on July 17 in the Fairmont area.
The complaint states that Haley Gearde, 23, of P.O. Box 607, Rivesville faces a felony charge of grand larceny in connection with the incident.
According to the court papers, a Marion County deputy was dispatched to an address on Dunn Avenue to investigate a stolen vehicle complaint.
At the scene, a man told the deputy that he picked up Gearde at approximately 1 a.m. on July 17 because she was intoxicated. He told police that he took her to his family residence on Dunn Avenue, where she spent the night with him, the complaint states.
The man said they both woke up at approximately 11:20 the next morning. The man said he started telling Gearde how intoxicated she was, and she became angry, according to the complaint.
A short time later, the man noticed Gearde and the car keys to his 2009 Toyota Tacoma were missing, the complaint states. The man ran to where his truck was parked and he allegedly saw Gearde locked inside the vehicle, according to the court papers.
The man said he was telling Gearde to get out of his truck and she allegedly would not listen to him.
As he was standing in the driveway yelling at her, she allegedly started the truck and drove toward him, he said. The man said Gearde allegedly did not stop the truck, and “he had to jump on the hood of the truck to avoid being run over,” the complaint states.
The man said the hood of the truck was damaged, and the windshield was busted from where he had to jump on the vehicle.
In addition, he said his Glock 19 9-millimeter was also in his vehicle when Gearde allegedly took it. The value of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma is believed to be more than $1,000, according to the complaint.
Court records show Gearde’s bail was set at $5,012, which wasn’t posted.