- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Police are searching for a woman who escaped police custody in Dubuque.

The Telegraph Herald (https://bit.ly/1Sb7H41 ) reports 42-year-old Jennifer L. Williams escaped custody Monday morning. According to Lt. Scott Baxter, officers responded to a residence to arrest Williams on several warrants. Baxter said the woman was handcuffed behind her back and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle.

Williams managed to open the squad car’s back door and flee on foot while the arresting officer was outside the vehicle talking to another person.

She is described as white, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 157 pounds, with dark hair and blue eyes.

According to Baxter, there will be an investigation into how the security of the patrol vehicle was compromised.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com


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