Gary cop a fugitive, didn’t show up for court appearance
by Lori Caldwell email@example.com|648-3258 October 29, 2012 4:48PM
Marla Guye, Gary Police officer. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 1, 2012 6:24AM
GARY — Patrolman Marla Guye is a fugitive.
“An arrest warrant has been issued,” said Lincoln County, Okla., assistant district attorney Pamela Hammers.
Guye, 29, did not appear in court Monday morning for her formal appearance on a felony charge of trafficking in marijuana.
She was released last week from Lincoln County jail after posting $7,500 bail.
“She has forfeited that bond. When she is arrested she’ll have a bond of $100,000,” Hammers said.
Chief Wade Ingram said Guye was off work Monday after requesting a vacation day.
He was surprised to learn of the warrant, saying he had been told Guye’s court date was postponed. He transferred her from Community Oriented Policing Services to administrative services and restricted her to clerical duties.
Guye and her boyfriend, Terrance Gee, 25, of Michigan City, were arrested Oct. 23 during a traffic stop on the Turner Turnpike in central Oklahoma.
He was driving a Ford Escape she rented. When a trooper saw Gee change lanes more than once without signalling at a toll booth, he stopped the car. Gee’s nervous behavior led to a search of the car, where police found 48 pounds of marijuana in the single suitcase containing “some clothes,” police said.
Both were charged with trafficking in marijuana, but Hammers said Gee faces enhanced charges because of a prior robbery conviction in Porter County.
“Gee showed up with an attorney,” Hammers said. “He’s out on bond.”
Gee’s next court date is Dec. 13.
Guye was hired on the police force three years ago.