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Wanted Suspect Switches Seats in Vehicle to Avoid Arrest
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
February 13, 2019

Stafford, VA. A wanted suspect with a suspended driver’s license was arrested on multiple charges on Tuesday by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office after switching seats in a vehicle and providing false identification to law enforcement in an attempt to avoid arrest.

On February 12, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Deputy Assur conducted a traffic stop on White Oak Road for illegal window tint. He observed a subject with short hair and a baseball cap driving the vehicle and a subject with long hair in the passenger seat. However, when he approached the vehicle, he observed that the subjects had switched seats. The deputy also detected the odor of marijuana wafting from the vehicle.

The subject currently occupying the passenger seat identified herself as Pavy Yerena. She admitted to switching seats with the passenger because she believed her driver’s license was suspended. She also admitted to having marijuana in her jacket pocket.

In reviewing the DMV picture of the suspect, the deputy noticed it did not resemble the suspect. The suspect then admitted she had provided false identification and that her name was Kayla Gudiness, 24, of Stafford. The deputy then learned the suspect was wanted out of Prince William County for failure to appear and out of Stafford County for a probation violation. In addition, the suspect’s license returned suspended.

At that point, the deputy also observed that the vehicle registration was expired, but displayed 2019 stickers. He also confirmed the window tint was above the legal limit.

The suspect was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. She is charged with possession of marijuana, driving suspended, obstruction of justice, providing false identification to law enforcement, identity theft, fictitious registration, expired registration, and illegal window tint. She was also served her outstanding warrants.


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