Woman who tried to elude deputies fails to appear for sentencing

Destiny Niels Rich

Destiny Niels Rich


An admitted eluder is on the lam after she walked away from a treatment program after only a few days.

A nationwide warrant has been issued for Arizona resident Destiny Niels Rich, 27, who was arrested on Feb. 17 after deputies had to nudge a stolen Ford Explorer off Highway 395 in the Pine Nuts.

The Explorer had the windows knocked out and when deputies tried to contact her she took off south.

According to reports she drove the Explorer at speeds of up to 75 mph, driving up onto sidewalks and passing vehicles on the right when she wasn’t driving in the oncoming lane.

She tried to turn around near Leviathan Mine when deputies used a pursuit intervention technique to bump it off the road.

On Tuesday, attorney John Malone confirmed she’d walked away from Vitality on May 3 and he hasn’t heard from her since.

District Judge Tod Young issued a nationwide no-bail warrant for her arrest.

“We’ll find her,” he said.

Rich faces a sentence of 1-6 years in prison and a $5,000 fine when she is captured.

Rich hails from Mesa, Ariz. She allegedly had a hand-drawn map of the Gardnerville Ranchos when she was arrested. Her’s was the incident in three days involving a stolen vehicle. A Charger allegedly taken from a Mesa, Ariz., address was pulled over on Feb. 15. 

That case is still making its way through the court system.


spunx903 4 days, 7 hours ago

Surprise, surprise!! The courts & legislators need to stop babying addicts & drug users.

TheRealMile 4 days, 3 hours ago

No surprise! Maybe stop allowing these people chances to run and put their ass away.

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