December 14, 2023

Covington County Woman Arrested After Allegedly Taking Ambulance For Joy Ride

Morgan Howard

According to WDAM, a Covington County woman has been arrested for auto theft after authorities say she stole an ambulance early Wednesday morning.

Collins police said 28-year-old Gabrielle Craft (from the Hopewell community) stole the ambulance from Covington County Hospital Ambulance Service around 5 a.m.

Police said she drove the ambulance south on U.S. 49 to Seminary and was arrested by a Covington County Sheriff’s Department deputy after a 30 minute drive.

Craft was booked into the Collins City Jail.

WDAM reports that she made her first appearance in Collins Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon where her bond was set at $50,000.

Staff at the hospital said the ambulance was running when it was stolen.

“The vehicle was out there running early in the morning, trying to defrost it, and get ready to go through the standard operating procedure of doing the check off before your shift begins and the vehicle was taken for a little ride,” said David Culpepper, director of marketing for Covington County Hospital.

“It’s got software on it, GPS, where we were able to track it and pick it up pretty quick and know where it was at.”

WDAM reports that her case likely will be turned over to a grand jury July 2024.

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