Woman in Ford accused of damaging Chambers Bay trails

Staff writersJuly 31, 2013 

A 23-year-old woman angry at her girlfriend allegedly decided to vent her frustration by smashing her car through two gates at Chambers Bay Golf Course and driving around on the popular trail system at the course, Pierce County officials reported.

Jasmine Marie Gladys DeLoach, who lives on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, pleaded not guilty Monday in Superior Court to second-degree malicious mischief, DUI and second-degree criminal trespass. It was unclear if DeLoach is in the military.

She was released on her own recognizance with orders to stay away from the University Place course until her case is resolved, court records show.

A security guard spotted DeLoach driving across the course about 11 p.m. Saturday and confronted her at a gate, charging papers state. The woman threatened to ram that gate, too, if the guard didn’t open it for her.

The woman’s car had a smashed windshield and extensive body damage.

When questioned by police, DeLoach allegedly said she drank five beers and five shots after the fight with her girlfriend, then drove to the golf course.

She admitted to smashing a gate and driving into “lots of … stuff” before the guard stopped her. She did it, she allegedly said, so she wouldn’t have to smash up anybody or anything else, records state.

Tony Tipton of Pierce County parks said DeLoach crashed her Ford through two gates, including one in the North Meadow area and another at Central Meadow, before being stopped. “She used her car as a battering ram,” Tipton said Monday.

DeLoach allegedly drove on trails and sidewalks and did not drive on any fairways or greens, he said.

“She did not damage the course, and we are open for business as usual,” Tipton said.

County officials still are tallying the damage, but Tipton said it could run from $2,000 to $5,000.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653
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Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644
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