In a press release from the White Pine County Sheriff?s Office, in the early hours of Monday morning, March 13, a stolen vehicle was located by a White Pine Sheriff?s Deputy. The two suspects who had stolen the vehicle rented a room for the night at a local motel.
Alexandria M. Montgomery, 31, of Nampa, Idaho and Pedro J. Canchola, 29, of Gooding, Idaho were arrested and placed in two separate patrol vehicles. While the deputies continued to gather evidence, Montgomery was able to release herself from the vehicle. She then got into the vehicle that Canchola was in and drove away. They abandoned the patrol car and fled on foot just a few blocks away while still being handcuffed.
Both subjects entered a residence on Connors Court asking the occupant to assist them out of their handcuffs. The occupant told them to leave and preceded to call the police. The two then fled into a wooded area above Connors Court.
Several local law enforcement agencies assisted with the search of the two suspects. The White Pine County Sheriff?s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle from a local auto repair shop. Law enforcement agencies in neighboring jurisdictions were notified of the two subjects.
The the WPCSO then received information from the Lincoln County Sheriff?s Office that a local rancher in their area had assisted two people who were handcuffed. The rancher removed the handcuffs off the two subjects. Montgomery and Canchola then proceeded to break into another home, stealing several firearms and another vehicle. Lincoln County sheriff?s deputies engaged the two suspects in a pursuit, until the two suspects stopped and surrendered without incident.
The two were transported back to the White Pine County Public Safety Building. Canchola was arrested for trafficking a controlled substance, possession of heroin, escape, resisting a public officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
Alexandria Montgomery was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, grand larceny of a stolen vehicle, interference with a police animal, grand larceny of a firearm, escape, and aiding a prisoner to escape. She is being held on $100.000 bail. The two will also face several charges for the crimes they allegedly committed in Lincoln County. Investigation into the incident continues.