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KIMBOLTON -- A tip received by a Guernsey County sheriff's deputy led to the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of suspected illegal narcotics at a Boone Road home Thursday night, July 13.
Deputies arrested Ashley A. English, 32, Kimbolton, and Corey J. Harris, 27, Coshocton, during a sweep of the residence.
English is reportedly wanted on warrants issued by the Cambridge Municipal Court, Guernsey County Juvenile Court and a Zanesville court.
English was also jailed on a felony investigation hold after deputies found suspected methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia items including a cut straw between two mattresses where she tried to hide from deputies.
Harris is wanted on a warrant issued in Coshocton County. He was also charged with obstructing official business and falsification after allegedly lying about his identity when questioned by deputies.
According to reports, a deputy was stationary in the Kimbolton area when he was approached by a woman advising English had been seen at a local business earlier in the day.
With knowledge of English's address being on Boone Road, deputies responded to the home.
As deputies surrounded the home due to English's prior attempts to flee from authorities, an open door was observed. A deputy yelled into the house, asking for someone to come to the door.
A woman who lives at the home reportedly came to the door and gave deputies permission to search the residence.
Upon entering a bedroom, deputy located Harris lying between the bed and a closet pretending to be asleep. He was taken into custody and secured in handcuffs for the safety of deputies.
Harris reportedly identified himself as "James Wright."
As deputies were talking with Harris, clothing inside the closet was seen moving and an unidentified female was found hiding under the clothing. She was ordered from the closet and secured in handcuffs.
Deputies then reportedly observed an "unusual shape" to the bed and observed an arm sticking out from between the two mattresses. When a deputy started to lift the top mattress, English came out and was secured by deputies.
It was then a plastic bag containing the suspected narcotics and drug paraphernalia was found where English had been hiding from deputies. The contents were seized as evidence.
A pipe reportedly used to smoke methamphetamine was also found inside the closet.
The unidentified female found hiding in the closet was released at the scene.
Deputies learned of Harris' falsification after a sheriff's dispatcher was unable to locate a male matching the information he provided. It was discovered a short time later he had lied and his real name was provided to deputies.
Harris is reportedly wanted in Coshocton County for escape and Stark County for possession of a dangerous drug.
After deputies returned to the sheriff's office, it was discovered the female found hiding in the closet had also lied about her name, providing deputies with a name of "Tasha Meeks." A positive identification was made and deputies returned to the Boone Road home, but she had reportedly fled.
A warrant was being requested for the woman who is reportedly wanted in Coshocton County for failure to appear in court on a case for possession of dangerous drugs.
English and Harris are scheduled to appear in the Cambridge Municipal Court to answer to the warrants and charges filed against them.
The incident remained under investigation by the sheriff's office.