Woman arrested after refusing to leave gas station

An Indianapolis woman’s refusal to leave a gas station Wednesday night led to her arrest on a variety of charges.

Columbus police report that they were called to the station on County Road 450S at about 9:45 p.m. and found an intoxicated woman behind the wheel of a vehicle, who was refusing to leave the store parking lot. She was identified as 40-year-old Jessie L. Harmon and had an outstanding Marion County warrant, charging possession of cocaine and identity deception.

After police took her into custody on the warrant, they discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Indianapolis. And a search revealed drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine in the vehicle.

Harmon was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for a blood draw and then to the Bartholomew County jail on preliminary charges:

  • Auto Theft
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Marion County Warrant