August 4, 2015
11:21 pm
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Woman who escaped from deputy's car turns herself in

     A woman who escaped from the back of a sheriff's patrol car Saturday afternoon turned herself into the Baxter County jail Sunday afternoon.
     Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 42-year-old Brandi Michelle Vanamberg is being held in the jail without bond pending a court appearance.
     Vanamberg was originally taken into custody for outstanding warrants. After her arrest, she escaped from the vehicle after she asked the deputy to retrieve some of her personal property stored underneath a bridge near Carson Creek on State Highway 126. The officer agreed to her request and walked under the bridge to locate the items. Vanamberg, in cuffs, managed to roll down the back window of the patrol car and climb out. After the escape, a witness told deputies he saw a woman matching Vanamberg's description come out of the woods and climb on the back of a motorcycle that had stopped to pick her up.
     Vanamberg faces charges of Revocation of Suspended Sentence and Contempt of Court. Officials say they will seek an additional charge of Escape from Custody.


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