Keya Hodges

Keya Hodges

An Omaha woman who refused to leave a Blair hotel was arrested after she allegedly told police she had marijuana in her pocket.

Keya T. Hodges, 36, was arrested Sunday for disturbing the peace, criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of a financial transaction device, second-degree forgery, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

According to an arrest affidavit, Blair police were dispatched at approximately 8:52 a.m. to a hotel in the 1300 block of South Highway 30.

The hotel manager said Hodges was refusing to leave. Hodges wanted a ride to Omaha.

Officers explained they were unable to transport her to Omaha. However, they could take her to another location in town, where she could wait for a cab.

Not satisfied with that answer, the woman said she wanted to go home or go to jail. She left the hotel yelling and cursing.

As police were still talking the the hotel manager, they could hear Hodges yelling at passing vehicles to give her a ride to Omaha. The officers told her she needed to stop. That's when she told them she had marijuana in her back pocket.

When Hodges told officers she wouldn't stop yelling, she was arrested for disturbing the peace.

Officers searched the woman and found a small bag of marijuana in her pocket. She was also carrying a grocery bag cotaining groceries, three credit cards and several checkbooks that were not in her name.

Hodges allegedly told officers the credit cards and checkbooks were stolen. She claimed she got them from the man she stayed with the night before.

That man had brought her to Blair. After they arrived in Blair, they stopped at Walmart, where Hodges attempted to make a purchase with the stolen credits cards. That purchase was unsuccessful.

Hodges allegedly made voluntary statements about that incident.

On Sunday morning, Hodges attempted to make a purchase at a Blair grocery store. However, the credit cards were declined. She tried to write a check, but without identification, the store declined to cash the check.

Instead, an employee, who said he felt bad for her, paid for her groceries.

The owner of the credit cards told police that the cards were stolen from her car Saturday in Omaha.

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