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Woman claiming to be ‘Stephanie Starbuck’ gets a ride to jail

Shambree Treadway

Shambree Treadway

When Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Heather Wood and GCSD Sgt. Bobby Pierce stopped a car without a working license plate light, the driver drove away with a ticket, but a passenger got a ride to jail.

Shambree Leelynn Treadway, 38, Bloomington, appeared in Greene Superior Court on Wednesday and was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, and unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony.

During the after-midnight stop early Saturday, Pierce talked to the driver and wrote her a ticket while Wood talked to the passenger, who appeared to be nervous.

The passenger, who was later identified as Shambree Treadway, told the deputy she did not have any form of identification on her but said her name was Stephanie Starbuck. A records check on Stephanie Starbuck returned nothing.

The woman was asked to step outside the vehicle and the driver was asked if she knew the name of the passenger. Before the driver could answer, a child in the back seat provided officers with the name of Shambree Treadway.

A records check on Treadway revealed that there was a warrant out for her arrest, in a case of identity deception.

Treadway was taken into custody on the warrant and in a search due to the arrest, Deputy Wood asked if she had anything on her, specifically any needles that would stick the officer. Treadway said no, but Wood reported she detected hard objects that turned out to be syringes hidden in the woman’s bra.

According to narrative written by Wood for a probable cause affidavit, Treadway claimed the syringes had not been used, that she hadn’t met up with her person yet, and that she was supposed to pick up her “stuff” at 2:30 a.m.

Wood reported the syringes tested positive for methamphetamine and have been sent to a lab for expert analysis.

In this new case involving meth charges, she was initially held without bond pending her appearance in court. During her hearing late Wednesday, bond in this case was set at $8,000 surety with ten percent allowed.

However, she won’t be released anytime soon.

A hearing was also held in the case involving felony identity deception. In that case, Treadway was arrested in February and posted $400 cash to bond out of jail. She was scheduled to be in court on May 14 but she failed to appear – that’s why a warrant was issued.

So on Wednesday, as a result of the most recent events, Greene County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Keven McIntosh filed a petition to revoke her bond in the pending identity deception case and the court scheduled another hearing date. Also in this case, Greene Superior Judge Dena Martin ordered that Treadway be held without bond until that hearing – it’s set for July 9.