The woman who escaped from the Clark County Jail before being apprehended within the hour has been indicted.
Jennifer Tate, 29, of Kettering, was indicted on a count of escape in Clark County Common Pleas Court.
Tate is believed to have escaped the jail through a fence on Sept. 4. She was captured about 26 minutes later.
She severely injured herself in the process, authorities said.
Tate had been with inmates from a different housing unit who were on recreation when she bolted, according to a statement Lt. Kris Shultz, Criminal Investigations Commander, released on Sept. 4. Tate continued to run before deputies inside the Modular Housing Units, beneath the Public Safety Building, could catch her.
Tate was in jail on charges of theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Deputies spotted her in the parking lot of the Springfield Art Museum on North Fountain Avenue — she had just emerged from wading across Buck Creek, officials said. She tried to run again as they approached, but her injuries prevented her from eluding capture.
She escaped the jail at 7:17 p.m. and was in custody at 7:43 p.m., according to a report.
She was treated by Springfield Fire/Rescue personnel and then taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. She confessed to detectives there, citing family issues as the reason for her escape, according to a news release.
Others indicted last week in Clark County Common Pleas Court:
Daren Sickles Jr., 31: possession of cocaine
Kenneth Smith, 18: carrying concealed weapon
William Williams, 23: assault and obstructing official business
Nichole Neal, 41, burglary
Paula Woodfork, 38: theft
Gregory Wallace, 49: domestic violence
Daniel Evers, 43: receiving stolen property
Joe Gohl, 22: carrying concealed weapon, having weapons under disability and tampering with evidence
Jameal Henry, 37: felonious assault
Christine McDonald, 46: possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs and tampering with evidence
Von Crossley Jr., 28: aggravated trafficking in drugs
Charles Dufner, 41: discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, having weapons under disability and having weapons under disability
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.