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Woman who broke her arm to get out of jail ordered to pay $24k for medical bill

June 26th, 2013 8:56 am by Jeff Bobo — Kingsport Times-News

Woman who broke her arm to get out of jail ordered to pay $24k for medical bill

Kelli Elizabeth Howard

ROGERSVILLE — A woman who believed that jail inmates with serious injuries get released from custody was ordered last week to pay the $24,726 medical bill she ran up for the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office after she had a fellow inmate break her arm intentionally.

Kelli Elizabeth Howard, 41, 107 McGee Lane, Mount Carmel, was originally charged with aggravated assault, domestic assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and public intoxication on Nov. 7, 2012 after she pointed a two shot Derringer pistol at her mother and threatened to kill her during an altercation.

Howard was released on bond that same day, but that bond was revoked Dec. 12, 2012, and she remained held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond until a court appearance Thursday.

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