Three including a fugitive arrested after Central Texas traffic stop

Leslie Theodore Rich (left), Rachel Lavain Rich (center) and Karina Hekimian. (Jail photos)
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CORSICANA, Texas (KWTX) A traffic stop in Navarro County resulted in three arrests including a wanted fugitive.

Navarro County Sheriff’s Office officials say a deputy pulled over the vehicle in which the three were riding after observing a traffic violation on West 2nd Ave. and 19th St. in Corsicana.

The deputy said one of the women inside the vehicle, who failed to identify herself, was named in two felony warrants out of Dallas County for possession of a controlled substance.

When she arrived at the Navarro County Justice Center, she had nearly four grams of methamphetamine on her, Sheriff Elmer Tanner says.

In addition to the warrants out of Dallas County, Rachel Lavain Rich, 46, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, and failure to identify as a fugitive.

She remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling $50,000.

The other two people in the vehicle were also arrested.

Karina Hekimian, 27, and Leslie Theodore Rich, 44, are both charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution of a known felon.

Hekimian was also charged with falsification of a drug testing device.

Both remained jailed Wednesday; Hekimian in lieu of bonds totaling $21,000, and Rich on a $20,000 bond.

"Great job by Corporal Richards of being diligent in conducting an investigation leading to multiple felony charges being filed, methamphetamine seized and three felony arrests," said Tanner.