Angelia Moton, Minot, charged with stealing car, fleeing police, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia

Angelia Deon Moton, 19, Minot, is accused of stealing a car from a residence in the Robinwood addition on Sunday and then fleeing from police at a high rate of speed in the stolen vehicle.

Moton is charged in district court in Minot with theft of a motor vehicle, a Class B misdemeanor; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony; fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a Class B misdemeanor.

She made an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Monday before Judge Doug Mattson.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, the owner of the 2012 Mini Cooper told a Ward County Sheriff’s Deputy that “Leah” had stolen the vehicle from their garage and she wanted to press charges. The keys were in the vehicle when it was stolen. The vehicle is valued at about $14,575.

When the deputy located the vehicle, it was traveling at 76 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy activated his lights and siren but Moton refused to stop and continued to drive at a high rate of speed through the Robinwood addition. Eventually, Moton pulled into a driveway and the deputy placed her under arrest. In her purse the deputy found a loaded hypodermic syringe, like those used to inject methamphetamine, a small copper colored cup with cottons and residue, and a digital scale for weighing narcotics.

Moton pleaded guilty in July to possession of drug paraphernalia, a C felony, and possession of a controlled substance, an A misdemeanor. She was placed on two years of supervised probation on the felony and a deferred sentence on the misdemeanor. In April, she was placed on two years of supervised probation for child neglect for exposing her 1-year-old son to drugs in December 2017.

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