A woman will serve four months in jail after she was caught with items from a break-in when she was arrested for harboring a wanted fugitive.
The woman, Jennifer Nicole Bouldin, 38, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of theft and initiating the process to manufacture meth. She was directed to serve 120 days of an eight-year sentence and pay $2,000. She will be allowed to participate in the 18-month drug court program which is a rehabilitative program overseen by the court.
Her sentence comes after she was caught in the company of Bradley D. Martin, who was wanted by law enforcement after he got away following a chase. Officers reported seeing Martin get out of Bouldin’s vehicle while it was parked near Shellsford Bridge. A chase ensued as officers pursued Martin to the river which he tried to cross before being surrounded by officers. He then surrendered midstream.
It was following his arrest when lawmen discovered the makings of a meth lab inside Bouldin’s vehicle. Also found were multiple pieces of jewelry and paperwork belonging to the victim of a burglary. Officers then went to the residence identified on papers found in Bouldin’s car.
“I found that the back window had been pried open,” said sheriff’s Capt. Bo Ramsey. “I could see the drawers had been open and their contents thrown around the residence.”
Bouldin eventually admitted to picking up Martin on McGee Cove Road near where the burglary was committed.
While being admitted to jail last week, Bouldin was found with a number of items in a body cavity, including pills and scissors.