While still in handcuffs, suspect drives off with squad car

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 18 at 4:52 AM

(KMOV) – Wellston police are searching for a 49-year-old woman after she escaped from a police car Thursday afternoon.  

Police say Thelma Askew was pulled over for having fake temporary tags on her car. She was placed in the police car with handcuffs on and then escaped after she slid into the front seat while an officer was collecting information from her vehicle.

Authorities said she has been arrested previously for assault on a law enforcement officer. She remains at large. 

 
 

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