- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—A second bond hearing remains to be set for the Hays woman arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run accident southwest of Hays 10 days ago.

The second hearing is necessary because 24-year-old Holliann Marie Stramel — arrested Thursday in connection with the accident that killed 67-year-old John J. Befort — failed to show up for a scheduled supervision appointment set as part of her first release from jail, Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees said late Monday after meeting with investigators in the case.

Her arrest stems from fatal hit-and-run during the early evening hours on July 18.

Befort was killed when he was struck as he walked down a county road near his home.

Formal charges against Stramel remain to be filed, and District Judge Glenn Braun has given Drees until Friday to do so. Currently, she is being held on suspicion of failure to stop at an accident and render aid.

Drees on Monday also said the sheriff’s office arrested Trevor Jay Calvin, 27, Hays, on Friday for interference with law enforcement “for allegedly giving false information, and/or concealing evidence.”

Calvin and Stramel apparently are in a relationship.

Calvin was arrested at about 11 p.m. Friday, posting $12,500 bond almost immediately, Drees said.

He also said the vehicle recovered by the sheriff’s office “is registered to Trevor Jay Calvin.”

Stramel’s troubles leading to a still-unscheduled bond hearing stems from her failure to show up for a meeting with community corrections.

She had initially been released on a $50,000 bond, with Braun ordering supervision by community corrections.

But Drees said she failed to appear for the scheduled appointment with community corrections at 10 a.m. Friday. She was arrested about two hours later, he said, on orders from Judge Braun.

Pending the second hearing, she remains in the Ellis County jail.

Although Drees said he has to file formal charges by Friday, he declined to say what those charges might be because the case remains under investigation.

Drees said he would make “no comment” on the possibility of any additional arrests being made in the case.


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