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Oil slick, chase investigation leads to drug charges for third suspect

Hailey Rose Stainbrook, courtesy of the Casper Police Department

A ruptured oil pan that lead to the arrest of two men in Casper, also lead to the arrest of a female in the case. Recommended charges have been announced for the third suspect, including one for possession.

According to Casper Police Department paperwork, Hailey Rose Stainbrook, age 28, was arrested during the overnight hours of Feb. 28. She faces Recommended charges of Methamphetamine Possession, Interference, Identity Theft, and Malicious Mischief.

Stainbrook was arrested as part of an investigation that also saw the arrest of two other men, identified as Christopher Walsh and Jaden Bilbrey.

Bilbrey and Walsh were arrested after an attempted traffic stop and a chase through Casper neighborhoods, last week.

An affidavit in the case says that police attempted to stop a vehicle with no visible registration the night of Feb. 28th. The vehicle refused to stop and lead officers on a short chase that reached estimated speeds of 50 mph.

With siren and emergency lights engaged police say they followed the vehicle and observed the driver run a stop sign at Thelma and Gannett, where sparks flew as the vehicle bottomed out.

The officer discontinued the pursuit “due to the high rate of speed,” but noticed an oil slick where the vehicle had apparently been damaged.

The officer then followed the oil trail several blocks until finding the vehicle again, where it proceeded to stop at a house in the 500 block of Trigood Drive.

Three occupants fled the vehicle into the surrounding neighborhood.

Bilbrey and Walsh were located in a window well, in the backyard of a nearby home and were taken into custody.

A search of the suspect vehicle yielded items including a backpack that contained a suspected methamphetamine pipe and a notebook with the name “Hailey Rose” on the inside cover.

Police say that a female suspect was located in a nearby vehicle, describing her in an affidavit as “pretending to sleep.”

The female suspect was eventually identified as Stainbrook, however police say that she did not give officers her correct name upon initial contact.

The suspect said that the vehicle she had been found in belonged to a person she had been dating for several months. She said that she was in the car waiting for the owner to get home, to confront him on a personal matter.

The owner of the vehicle was eventually contacted by police, and he confirmed they were acquainted with Stainbrook, but said they did not give her permission to occupy the vehicle.

Officers report that Stainbrook still refused to admit her real name, when booked into the Natrona County Detention Center. However, officers were able to confirm her identity via social media. 

The affidavit says that Stainbrook was found to be wanted on several warrants.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.

Jaden Bilbrey and Christopher Walsh, courtesy of the Casper Police Department