11:23 AM

Audrey Lyn Patrick (mug shot SCSO)

A woman from Kirbyville is facing charges of tampering with a motor vehicle after allegedly stealing a car from a Bluff Road residence on May 23rd.

Forty year-old Audrey Lyn Patrick was dropped off on the desolate road in the early morning hours and was knocking on doors looking for help, according to Stone County chief deputy Rich Anderson.

According to court documents, Patrick stole a car belonging to Jack and Jan Weatherman from 1647 Bluff Road and drove it to 780 Langley Ford Road where she ran through a barbed wire fence before crashing the vehicle on a river embankment.

Patrick told Deputy Kevin Crites she was "lost and didn't know she drove through the fence because she was drunk."  The woman field tested positive for marijuana, according to the probable cause statement.

Patrick was released from the Stone County jail after posting $15,000 bond.