Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 @ 8:12 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 @ 10:24 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 10:01 p.m.: Jennifer Tate, the 29-year-old Kettering woman captured after her minutes-long escape from the Clark County Jail tonight, now will be charged with felony escape, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
She was captured about 26 minutes after slipping through the perimeter fence -- severely injuring herself in the process.
She had been with inmates from a different housing unit who were on recreation when she bolted, according to a statement Lt. Kris Shultz released via the sheriff's office tonight. Tate continued to run before deputies inside the Modular Housing Units, beneath the Public Safety Building, could catch her.
Tate, of the 3700 block of Wenzler Drive, was in jail on charges of theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Deputies spotted her in the parking lot of the Springfield Art Museum on North Fountain Avenue -- she had just emerged from wading across Buck Creek. She tried to run again as they approached, but her injuries prevented her from eluding capture.
She escaped the jail at 7:17 p.m. and was in custody at 7:43 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.
She was treated by Springfield fire/rescue personnel and then taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. She confessed to detectives there, citing family issues as the reason for her escape, according to the sheriff's office.
A woman was recaptured Tuesday night after she escaped from the Clark County Jail.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the woman was back in custody, and said more information would be released later tonight about the escape and apprehension.
The jail escape was reported around 7:15 p.m. The suspect was described as a woman with brown hair and brown eyes who stands 5 feet 7 inches.
She has a Kettering home address.
According to initial reports, she was arrested on North Fountain Avenue in the area of the Springfield Museum of Art.
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