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A Bedford woman is being lodged in the Bedford County Correctional Facility on multiple felony charges after she allegedly stole a vehicle and assaulted state troopers.

Kristen E. Gunby, 40, of Bedford, on March 20 was charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and flight to avoid apprehension, as well as related misdemeanor counts.

A preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday was continued until April 8.

Gunby allegedly stole a 2017 Jeep Cherokee belonging to Thomas and Kathryn Foor during the early morning hours of March 20.

Thomas Foor told police that Gunby lived in their home, but she was not permitted to use any of the vehicles. He said he woke up about 2 a.m. that morning and found Gunby moving vehicles in their driveway. When he and his wife went outside to confront her, Gunby drove away in their Jeep, valued at about $25,000.

The Foors told police Gunby also stole a Samsung Tablet S10, Samsung cellphone, a wallet containing about $150 cash and bank cards, and clothing. The value of the items stolen was about $1,000.

Police were able to locate Gunby about noon that day after Kathryn Foor used a phone locator app on the cellphone Gunby allegedly stole. The phone was traced to the area of 6985 Lincoln Highway in Bedford Township.

While in the area, troopers found the stolen Jeep parked in a parking lot just east of Friendship Village Road.

Police ordered Gunby out of the vehicle and to lay on the ground and place her hands behind her back, documents said. Gunby allegedly refused and began screaming that police had no right to arrest her.

Tpr. Michael Whelan wrote in the criminal complaint filed against Gunby that she clenched both of her hands in a fist and stood in a combative stance after exiting the vehicle. After refusing police orders for a few minutes, Gunby allegedly fled on foot to the side of a building, where she was restrained after a brief pursuit.

Police said Gunby continued to resist arrest and told police they were “soldiers of the devil,” documents said.

A second case was filed against Gunby on March 23. She was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of simple assault because she allegedly kicked two troopers in their legs as she was being transported from a patrol vehicle to the Bedford County Correctional Facility on March 20. Police said the incident was captured on the patrol vehicle’s in-car mobile video recording device.

Gunby is being lodged on $50,000 straight bail.

Contact Will DeShong at wdeshong@bedfordgazette.com; 623-1151, ext. 150.

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