Tasha Dawn Burkett was just released from the Montgomery County Jail after an arrest after being arrested on January 30, for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram of Methamphetamine. She was released on bond with several conditions set by Judge Case. One of those conditions was not to commit any offenses against the laws of the state. During her her stay her husband sold one of the family trucks.
Last night she waited for the new owners to return home with the truck on Candy Oak. Once they were inside their home Burkett got in the truck, crashed through the gate and fled. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was notified. The truck was said to stand out by the description. A brown or tan Dodge pickup with silver duct tape covering the entire back window.
Just after midnight, as Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Wakefield was finishing a report at North Loop 336 and SH 105 Burkett passed him. He immediately called for backup and followed Burkett to FM 1485 and Hemlock where she tried unsuccessfully to elude him. Deputy Degner and Deputy Wakefield took her into custody and transported her to the Montgomery County Jail.
She is now held on a $25,000 bond for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and an order or arrest by Judge Case.
Burkett, age 33, of 11702 Mocking Bird Hill is not new to the legal system. She was arrested prior to the January 30, on December 29 for an open warrant for no inspection sticker. Prior to that was the arrest on September 22, 2013 for not showing up in court for an inspection sticker violation. On June 29, 2013 she was arrested for theft of property $500 to $1,500. On January 26, 2013 she was arrested for criminal mischief $1,500 to $20,000. That case was dismissed for insufficient evidence. Then on October 18, 2012 for criminal trespass.