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Inmate's escape from booking being examined

Arresting officer was too focused on paperwork, allowing woman to slip her cuffs and run out the door


By C1 Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The escape of a Florida woman from both handcuffs and jail is being investigated.

News 4 Jax reports that the arresting officer was focused on his computer doing required paperwork for the arrest when Trishawnna Mitchell ran out through the jail’s garage.

Mitchell was recaptured seven hours later after police received a tip about a woman in a rainbow dress.

She was found with handcuffs still around one wrist. She was able to get out of the handcuffs when Officer James Marlow adjusted her handcuffs after she complained they were too tight.

An investigation is underway involving to see how long it took before officers noticed her missing, and whether the garage door was left open.

Mitchell was arrested for domestic battery.

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