Officials with the Brazil Police Department arrested two city residents New Year's Eve in a bizarre twist.
According to Police Chief Clint McQueen, Kena Gurley, 22, Brazil, was wanted on a warrant of Failure to Appear. McQueen said officers received a tip that Gurley was at the home of Corey Simonson, 24, also of Brazil.
Upon arrival at Simonson's home, officers knocked on the door, requesting information on Gurley's whereabouts.
According to McQueen, Simonson answered the door and allegedly stated he had not seen Gurley and did not know where she may be.
McQueen said officers asked if they could check the home to search for Gurley, to which Simonson responded no and shut the door.
Officers then checked information on Simonson and discovered he was also wanted on a warrant for a probation violation and went back to the residence.
Upon arrival, officers allegedly asked Simonson to open the door, again explaining the situation.
Nothing was said initially, but Simonson then agreed to open the door.
An explanation on the warrant was given to Simonson, who was then arrested.
McQueen said Simonson asked the officers for a pair of shoes to wear so he would not have to walk in the snow. While searching his residence for a pair of shoes, officers discovered Gurley hiding in a closet.
Gurley was arrested and taken to the Clay County Justice Center. She has since bonded out.
Simonson was arrested and preliminarily charged with False Reporting/Informing and Assisting a Criminal. He was also taken to the Clay County Justice Center. As of Wednesday, Simonson remained in the justice center.