Woman Charged in Illegal Feces Dump


Electra Police Department | Image via Google Street View

A Texas woman has been charged after being accused of leaving multiple buckets of human feces outside of the local police station in the small town of Electra, about 145 miles northwest of Fort Worth, on November 10.

An affidavit filed with the Wichita County Court reported that an officer witnessed a woman wearing a yellow mask and an all-white hazmat suit returning to her vehicle after allegedly leaving something by the Electra Police Department’s front door.

According to the affidavit, that “something” was three five-gallon buckets of human waste, weighing a total of 50 pounds.

The officer who had witnessed the event approached the woman, who reportedly confirmed that “the buckets were human [waste] and she was dropping them off” before driving away.

The New York Post reported that the woman’s voice was later recognized by a police lieutenant upon viewing the surveillance footage. She was identified as Mindy Janette Stephens, the wife of the town’s assistant fire chief.

City administrator and local firefighter Steve Bowlin was then contacted by Police Chief Terry Wooten to address the mess with the 46-year-old Stephens.

However, she allegedly refused to pick up the buckets, saying that “it was not her problem.” A wastewater employee was then tasked with picking them up and disposing of them.

After she was charged with illegal dumping, a warrant was issued for Stephens’ arrest on November 14, according to the affidavit.

Illegal dumping constitutes a violation of the Texas Health Safety code and a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, Stephens could face a fine of up to $2,000 and a jail term of up to 180 days.

Stephens was taken into custody and booked into Wichita County Jail on December 1. A day later she was released after posting a $2,000 bond.

No motive for the dump has been provided, and no further comment has been made by either Electra’s police department or its fire department.

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1 month ago

Creative protest?

1 month ago

Hmmm, something tells me that we are NOT hearing the rest of the story. I would hazard a guess that she is having problems with her septic sewer and the AHJ is not assuring repair.
That would make me want to place the offending material where it will be dealt with. She was very nice leaving it buckets.
Are you kidding me $2000 bond? That is more than most courts require for a meth lab arrest!

Dave Beavers
Dave Beavers
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1 month ago

if you think that then you are as mental as this woman is. Geez.

1 month ago

Mental issues?

1 month ago

The woman is a nutcase. Here’s more info on her:

Jail records show that Stephens had previously been arrested several times in the past. She was charged with assault in 2000, family violence assault in 2010, and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury in 2020. In the 2020 case, she allegedly struck a male family member with a set of keys that punctured his hand and arm. She pleaded guilty in 2021 to a lesser assault charge in the case.