Around 1 p.m. on Sunday, Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden arrested three women on various charges after finding them traveling in a stolen pickup. The Constable saw a blue, green and silver Dodge Dually pickup pull out of the Porter Sports Bar on Loop 494, southbound without headlights activated. The truck also had no mud flaps, which are required by Texas law on dual wheeled vehicles. Constable Hayden stopped the truck at FM 1314 and Loop 494. The driver was 23-year-old Ashley Applegate of New Caney, and her passengers were 41-year-old Tammie Renee Applegate of Mineola and 27-year-old Jeanette Delane Barnett of Cleveland. The Constable noticed the truck’s VIN on the dash panel appeared to be altered and when he checked the number against the VIN in the door, they were different. The VIN in the door did not appear altered and matched a 2002 Dodge Dually pickup reported stolen from Montgomery. Constable Hayden placed the driver in custody and asked the other two women to step out of the truck. He found Barnett in possession of marijuana concealed in a pack of cigarettes, and with the assistance of Deputy Julie Wienke of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Tammie Applegate was found to have methamphetamine hidden on her person.
Ashley Nicole Applegate is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; Jeanette Delane Barnett is charged with possession of marijuana and Tammie Renee Applegate is charged with possession of a controlled substance.