On August 18, multiple calls made to the Marshall County dispatch resulted in two suspects – later identified as Jon Dellinger, and Chelsey Gamboa – getting arrested. It all began when the Marshall County deputies Steve Beebe and Kasey Cox were dispatched to a residence on Highway 32 regarding the burglary of a vehicle.
Once deputies arrived on scene, the responding party told the officers that she had placed her purse in her truck but left her keys in the house. As the victim exited her house, she noticed a man standing on her porch. The suspect informed the homeowner that he and his girlfriend ran out of gas and asked if they could borrow some.
The responding party retrieved a gas can and gave the couple some gas and watched them drive away. As she watched them drive off, she realized her purse was no longer in the front seat of her vehicle. She then deduced that the couple must have taken it. The victim then gave officers a description of the suspects.
As the officer was gathering information for his report, he received a call about an accident involving a tree and a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle. The reporting party from the accident informed dispatch that the couple were engaged in a verbal altercation with the people who stopped to render aid at the scene of the crash.
Apparently, the calls kept coming in about the couple, because as officers were responding to the crash, he received another report that the vehicle involved in the crash left the scene. They were also reported to be driving toward town in a “reckless manner.”
While the officer was heading toward the crash site, he located a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle. The truck was stopped at a residence, so the officer pulled up behind it and watched the driver exit the vehicle and begin to walk away from it.
The deputy instructed Dellinger, a 25-year-old male from Durant, to return to the truck. The officer then detained and identified Dellinger, and Gamboa, a 27-year-old female from Durant. Once the pair had been identified, the officer inquired about the crash. They both admitted to the crash but claimed they did not need any further assistance.
The officer was checking for signs of intoxication when dispatch found outstanding warrants for Dellinger. Once the warrants came back on the suspect, the officer placed him into custody. Then the deputy witnessed Dellinger drop several items on the ground. As the officer was assisting in picking up the items, he found that it was a check book belonging to the original victim who gave the couple some gas for their truck.
Both Dellinger and Gamboa were taken into custody for theft, and officers found the original victim’s purse while inventorying the truck.
Once officers got the suspects to the Marshall County Jail, several prescription Xanax bars and Marijuana while being booked into the jail.
Dellinger is being held for Third-Degree Burglary, Possession of CDS, Public Intoxication No Driver’s License and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. An online search found multiple Oklahoma priors for Concealing Stolen Property, Larceny of Merchandise from a Retailer, Possession of CDS, Attempted Larceny of Merchandise from a Retailer, Second-Degree Burglary, Petit Larceny and two convictions for Third-Degree Burglary.
Gamboa is being charged with Third-Degree Burglary, Possession of CDS, and Public Intoxication. Her priors show two convictions for Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute, and two convictions for Possession of CDS. She is also facing charges for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, DUI, Failure to Keep Right, Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.