IT HAPPENED DURING TRAFFIC STOP GONE AWRY ARRESTED TUESDAY BY SAME DEPUTY SHE SHOT AT
FEMALE SUSPECT, WHO HAS LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORD WAS PASSENGER IN A VEHICLE IN WHICH THE MALE DRIVER ASSAULTED THE DEPUTY AND TRIED TO FLEE ON FOOT FROM
AUGUST 26, 2020 – written by WADE QUEEN
MADAME ALMOST A COP KILLER: MOLLY ANN STEPHENS.
A woman who was on the run from law enforcement after shooting at a Bath County, Ky. deputy sheriff, was finally arrested three days after the violent weekend incident, as she was taken into custody by the same officer she tried to kill.
According to the original statement of the Owingsville Police Department (the main city and capital seat of Bath County), on the early evening of Saturday, August 22, the Bath County Sheriff Department received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle, during which Bath County deputy Taylor Davidson was dispatched and soon thereafter located the suspect vehicle & conducted a traffic stop on the Bypass Road in the Salt Lick area community.
As deputy Davidson approached the vehicle and noticed a male driver and a woman on the passenger side, when suddenly the male driver got out of the vehicle and began assaulting deputy Davidson, and afterward tried to run from deputy Davidson.
Deputy Davidson quickly caught up to the driver and as he was apprehended the male suspect, the female got out of the vehicle and scuffled with deputy Davidson as he was placing the driver in custody.
When the woman ran back to the vehicle and deputy Davidosn tried to stop her while he was trying to keep the driver under control, the woman was able to obtain a handgun, which she then began shooting and fired several shots at deputy Davidson.
The female shooting suspect, later identified as Molly Ann Stephens, 33, of Grayson, Ky; fled the scene in a 2016 white Nissan Rouge.
A CLEARER PICTURE: MOLLY ANN STEPHENS MOST PREVIOUS MUGSHOT IN
Police officials issued a BOLO and believed that Molly Stephens was roaming somewhere in Carter, Rowan or Bath counties. They also said Stephens also sometimes went by the alias “Molly Jackson.”
The Bath County Sheriff’s Department asked area citizens that if anyone saw Molly Stephens or knew of her whereabouts,they were to call their local 911 immediately, and not to approach Molly Stephens, as she was considered to be ‘armed and dangerous’.
However,the search for Molly Stephens ended late Tuesday afternoon, August 25, when she was arrested, without any trouble, by none other than deputy Taylor Davidson of the Bath County Sheriff Department, whom she tried to kill three days earlier.
Molly Ann Stephens was charged with *ATTEMPTED MUDER OF A POLICE OFFICER. Molly Stephens was transported to the Rowan County Detention Center in Morehead, Ky., and is being held on a $50,000 full cash bond. She has her first court date in Bath District Court on September 1, at 9:00 A.M.
The other suspect in the nearly deadly traffic stop, the male driver, who was identified as James Johnson, 40, of Morehead, Ky., charged with around as bad as Molly Stephens; as not only four charges stemming from the traffic stop, but also a parole violation warrant & two outstanding warrants from other police agencies.
THE SECOND HALF OF A DANGEROUS COUPLE: JAMES JOHNSON
James Johnson was charged with: *FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), *RESISTING ARREST, *ASSAULT, 1ST DEGREE – POLICE OFFICER, *POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), *PAROLE VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE), *SERVING TWO WARRANTS (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).
James Johnson was transported on Saturday night to the Rowan County Detention Center. James Johnson had various bail conditions that were set.
On the four charges related to the traffic stop, Johnson’s bond were: $5,000 full cash for the 2nd degree fleeing charges, $0 for the resisting arrest charge, $20,000 full cash for the 1st degree drug possession charge, and bond denied on the 1st degree assault of a police officer charge.
On the two other police agency warrants on James Johnson, one was set for $5000 full cash only, & the second warrant was set for $2,880 full cash only. For the felony parole violation warrant of James Johnson, bond was denied.
Molly Stephens latest arrest is her most serious charge she has face in her somewhat lengthy criminal past, prior to her attempted murder arrest, she had been arrest 17 times, on just over two dozen charges, in a little over the past 12 years, by Kentucky police agencies in Bath County, Carter County, Rowan County, along with Allen County, Greenup County, and Warren County; for what started as with minor criminal offenses, that gradually escalaetd throught the years with her now being a convicted felon
HAPPIER DAYS FOR A COUPLE BEFORE THEIR TURNING INTO A FIERCELY DANGEROUS COUPLE: JAMES JONSON, AND MOLLY ANN STEPHENS, a.k.a. ‘MOLLY JACKSON’.