A 24-year-old Washington C.H. woman wanted on a bench warrant was arrested Sunday for trafficking heroin and several other charges.
At around 1:11 p.m. Sunday, a Washington C.H. Police Department officer spotted a woman identified as Alissa K. Bonecutter driving a gray Volkswagon northbound on Highland Avenue. The officer said he was familiar with her and requested dispatch to check her driving status, reports said. The officer was informed that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office held a bench warrant for Bonecutter’s arrest.
A few minutes later, the officer located the vehicle Bonecutter was driving in front of 632 S. Fayette St., according to reports. The officer went to the residence asked a man who was inside the home if Bonecutter was present. He told police that she was and that he would get her, reports said.
With permission from the male inside the home, the officer stepped into the living room and informed Bonecutter that there was a warrant for her arrest. Bonecutter allegedly asked at that time if she could retrieve her purse from the back bedroom. The officer agreed and followed Bonecutter to the bedroom, where she retrieved a green purse.
“The defendant then exited the bedroom and walked by me at a fast pace towards the front door,” police said. “I asked her where she was going and told her to slow down. She advised me that she ‘had to go to her car real fast.’ I told the defendant that she wasn’t allowed to go to her vehicle and that she was under arrest and going with me.”
Bonecutter then reportedly ran by the officer to the back bedroom.
“I attempted to grab the defendant and told her to stop several times, but she pulled away from me and continued towards the back bedroom,” the officer said in his report. “I ran after the defendant and caught her just as she was about to enter the bedroom. As I grabbed onto her, the defendant took the purse off her shoulder and threw it into the bedroom where there were three other individuals.”
The officer was able to retrieve the purse off of the floor while holding Bonecutter with his other hand, reports said. Bonecutter was placed in handcuffs and escorted outside.
“Once outside the defendant advised me that she had ‘capsules’ in her purse, which was the reason for trying to dispose of it,” the officer said. “She then advised me to open her purse so she could show me which compartment of the purse they were located in.”
The officer opened an outside compartment of the purse and found 40 capsules that were filled with a brownish powder-like substance, which later field tested positive for heroin.
Bonecutter, of 2414 Bogus Road, Apt. 8, was charged with trafficking heroin, obstructing official business, and tampering with evidence. She is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $10,750 bond.