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Jonesborough police: Woman escapes custody, assaults officer after post office drug exchange

October 26th, 2011 11:13 am by Staff Report

Jonesborough police: Woman escapes custody, assaults officer after post office drug exchange

A Limestone woman was jailed Monday on charges that she escaped from custody and fought police during a drug arrest that resulted from an exchange police spotted at the Jonesborough Post Office.
In a news release, Jonesborough Police Chief Matthew Hawkins said a policeman saw Charlee Callahan, 24, 2122 Conklin Road, Limestone, pass something to another woman in the parking lot of the post office, which is adjacent to the police department.
When the officer approached her and identified himself as police, Callahan ran and refused to comply with his commands. Police caught Callahan at the post office entrance and identified the item as a glass vial containing Oxycodone.
Police took Callahan into custody and charged her with possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest. But after police walked her next door to the police station for processing, Callahan slipped a hand out of her handcuffs, grabbed the vial of pills and ran through the police department, Hawkins said.
Police caught her again, but she continued to fight officers, Hawkins said in the news release.
Along with the earlier charges, police added charges of aggravated assault on an officer, tampering with evidence and escaping custody.
She was held in the Washington County Detention Center, where she remained jailed Wednesday on $112,000 bond. A Sessions Court appearance was set for next Tuesday.

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