It’s not often that a defendant fails to appear for their scheduled court date, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this week.
District Attorney Jason Cashon said Breckley Ables was a no-show Monday, when a jury was slated to hear a case against her. Ables, 34, of Stephenville, is charged with possession of methamphetamine stemming from a June 2008 incident in which Ables is also accused of “accosting a homeowner.”
Ables was arrested last year when Stephenville police responded to a domestic disturbance/trespassing call on Clifton Street. Cashon said Ables was apparently walking through a neighborhood when she thought she spotted her missing dog in a resident’s backyard. He said Ables knocked on the door and shoved the homeowner, who then called authorities. Ables fled the scene but later returned when police arrived. She was arrested for trespassing and charged with possession of a controlled substance when police found methamphetamine and a syringe on her person.
Ables now faces more charges. A warrant has been issued for bail jumping and failure to appear. Cashon said authorities are actively searching for her.
“We have no idea where she is,” Cashon said.
Ables has two prior felony forgery convictions and also has two additional cases pending against her, including theft of a firearm and hindering apprehension of a felon.
Ables has the letters “DNR” tattooed across her chest, right below her neck. Anyone with information about Ables’ whereabouts should contact authorities immediately.