Two women who were involved in a recent accident both denied being the driver of the vehicle, which neither own.
However, both were charged following the investigation, along with a son of one of the women who came to the scene following the mishap and caused a disturbance.
Cannon County Sheriff’s Sgt. Randy Neal was dispatched to the 1700 block of Sunny Slope Rd. for a one-vehicle crash on May 11.
Upon arrival he spoke with Ashley Wilmoth, 901 Reed Court, Woodbury, who said she did not know what happened, just that they wrecked. When asked who the driver of the Ford F150 was, Wilmoth said it was the other lady who was in the vehicle.
Sgt. Neal then spoke with Terri Ortkiese. She also said she did not know what had happened and that the other person (Wilmoth) was the driver.
Again Sgt. Neal spoke with both subjects, and each again stated the other person was the driver.
Sgt. Neal contacted Cannon County Dispatch to check the license status of both subjects. Ortkiese’s license was revoked and Wilmoth did not have a license. During additional questioning, both subjects continued to claim the other was the driver.
Unable to determine who the driver was, Sgt. Neal placed both subjects under arrest. Ortkiese was charged with driving on a revoked license and joyriding, because Sgt. Neal spoke with the owner of the truck on the phone and he stated he did not know they had his truck and had not given them permission to take it.
Wilmoth was also arrested for joyriding and for driving with no license.
After placing Ortkiese in his patrol unit, Sgt. Neal observed a subject running down the road toward him. This person identified himself as Kyle J. Ortkiese, 5962 Pleseant View Rd., Morrison, Terri’s son. He said he wanted to know if his mother was alright. Sgt. Neal allowed him to speak with her.
Sgt. Neal then advised Kyle to leave, and when he did he went over to some friends of Wilmoth who had come to the scene and started yelling and balling his fist and stated that he would “get them back” because his mother was arrested.
Sgt. Neal advised Deputy Travis Turney to place Kyle under arrest for disorderly conduct. Deputy Turney had also advised Kyle to leave several times after he had spoken with his mother. After being placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, Deputy Turney found over six Xanax pills on him during a search. They were in a small metal container.
Bond for Wilmoth was set at $1,500. Bond for Terri Ortkiese was set at $1,800. Bond for Kyle Ortkiese was set at $1,000. All are scheduled to appear in Cannon County General Sessions Court on June 7.