HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Two people pleaded not guilty to numerous charges in Hill County District Court on Monday after allegedly engaging in a pursuit with a stolen vehicle.
33-year-old Terrance Kane Daychild, the alleged driver, was arraigned on the felonies of theft of property exceeding $5,000 or common scheme, criminal mischief pecuniary loss more than $1,500, and two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, as well as the misdemeanor of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
The alleged passenger, 25-year-old Zachariah Lee Ambler, was arraigned on the felony charges of obstruction of justice and two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, as well as the misdemeanor of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
Court documents state that Daychild, who had active felony warrants out for his arrest, was driving a Dodge Ram reported stolen out of West Fargo, North Dakota in Havre on the morning of November 10th.
The pursuit began and ended on 24th Avenue East. At one point, the Ram struck a trailer near the Budget Inn, causing $1,500 in damage to the Ram. The Ram sped through several residential areas before eventually becoming stuck in the snow.
Ambler attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was apprehended. A black toiletry bag fell to the ground as he was running. Officers searched the bag and found 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, and Suboxone strips.
Daychild refused to exit the vehicle, but was eventually handcuffed and detained after being tased by an Officer. Officers located a syringe on Daychild’s person which contained a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. They also seized his phone and saw numerous incoming calls from a known meth dealer in the area.
Officers also searched the Ram after obtaining a search warrant and found a used syringe with methamphetamine residue, a glass vial with methamphetamine, a baggie with methamphetamine, and a BB gun.
No future court dates have been set, and both Ambler and Daychild remain in the Hill County Detention Center.