Front Royal police have arrested a local woman on a charge of grand larceny

Authorities say the defendant, Eugenia Cabness, 36, stole a vehicle on Dec. 6 belonging to Kristie Hardy.

According to a criminal complaint in the case, police received a report on Dec. 6 that a vehicle belonging to Kristie Hardy had been stolen between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. that morning. According to the complaint, Hardy stated that Cabness, who was an acquaintance, asked Hardy for a ride at 4 a.m. on Dec. 6.

“Hardy refused because she was sick,” the complaint states. “When Hardy woke up at [7 a.m.] on [Dec. 6], Hardy found her car to be missing.”

Capt. Crystal Cline of the Front Royal Police Department said a person driving Hardy’s blue Chevrolet Cruze evaded a checkpoint the Winchester Police Department had set up the following day.

“The driver attempted to evade the pursuing officer but stopped a short distance later,” Cline said.

Cabness was identified as the driver of the vehicle, Cline said.

On Dec. 12, police received a felony warrant for Cabness’ arrest. Cline said that Cabness was arrested the next day, at 6:30 p.m.

Cabness was initially transported to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention center in Winchester. She was booked into the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail in Front Royal on Monday.

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