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An Elizabethtown woman faces an escape charge because police say she ran away from probation and parole officers Monday night as she was being taken to the jail.
Kelly J. Winkle, 34, is charged with second-degree escape and second-degree fleeing or evading police. She also is accused of violating felony probation.
According to a citation, probation and parole officers were transporting Winkle to Hardin County Detention Center when she slipped her right hand out of a handcuff.
Winkle then removed her seat belt, got out of the vehicle and ran away from the jail entrance toward U.S. 31W, police said.
One of the probation officers managed to catch Winkle, according to the citation.
Elizabethtown police responded and cited Winkle on the new charges, EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said.
She is lodged at the jail in lieu of $25,000 cash and is scheduled to appear Monday for a preliminary hearing in Hardin District Court.
According to police, Winkle was being brought to the detention center for alleged probation violations. A bench warrant was issued in her case Dec. 13, according to court records.
Records show she was on a three-year probation period for complicity to commit first-degree criminal mischief and two counts of complicity to commit third-degree burglary.
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