YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman was arrested twice in just a few hours – first by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and then by Canfield Police — and later, found with gunshot wounds in Youngstown.
Police in three jurisdictions are trying to piece together the day that two women had on Monday.
Nicole Hester and Olivia Moellenkamp were found with gunshot wounds in the 600 block of Cohasset Drive around 7:30 p.m. Monday. Now, they’re facing criminal charges.
Just 12 hours before the shooting, both were arrested after a traffic stop in Canfield.
Moellenkamp was charged with felony drug charges as a result of that stop.
For Hester, it was actually her second arrest of the night. She was charged with OVI by Ohio State Highway Patrol around 1:30 a.m. Later, at 3:30 a.m., she was stopped by Canfield Police, just a few miles from the Patrol’s post and charged with another OVI.
Police say there’s no law saying drunk drivers have to be locked up.
“Typically, for a first OVI offense, we typically do not transport to jail,” said Canfield Police Assistant Chief Scott Weamer.
Canfield Police didn’t take Hester to jail either, but they did impound the car she was driving.
Police are still looking for the person who shot the two women. They say Hester and Moellenkamp didn’t say who shot them or exactly what happened.
They were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital after the shooting. They were expected to appear in Canfield Court Tuesday afternoon on the charges, but they didn’t show up, according to the court.