Eluder who jumped on treatment in detention


A woman who left a treatment center on May 3, 2021 is back in Douglas County custody.

Destiny Niels Rich, 27, was returned to Douglas County on January 6.

She admitted one count of escape in April 2020 and was cleared for treatment. A nationwide warrant without bail was issued for her arrest in June after she failed to attend her sentencing.

Rich has been the subject of proceedings in Arizona in the meantime following charges filed in December 2020.

She was arrested here on February 17, 2021, after deputies spotted a Ford Explorer in the Grant Walmart parking lot that had been reported earlier that morning.

When deputies attempted to contact Rich, she drove off and was driven south out of the parking lot on Highway 395.

She led deputies in a chase at speeds of up to 75mph, where she drove over curbs and passed vehicles on the right and entered oncoming lanes.

She was stopped near Leviathan Mine Road where she attempted to turn around and a deputy pulled the Explorer off the road.

Just two days earlier, another woman was arrested in a stolen Dodge Challenger in a case that investigators initially linked to Rich’s.

The Challenger was reported stolen in Mesa, Arizona, where Rich is from.

Driving the vehicle on February 15, 2021, was Yvette Bryan, who told deputies she had borrowed the vehicle from her mother’s friend the day before.

Bryan appeared in Douglas County District Court on Monday on a return warrant after being removed from drug court in November 2021.

She told Judge Tom Gregory she had gone to spend time with her family and intended to return when she was arrested on January 4.

She faces 1 to 4 years in prison when sentenced on February 28.

Rich will return to court on January 18 to set a sentencing date for his charges.


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