BODY CAM: Moments after deputies apprehend woman who escaped from Clark County Jail

Kettering woman who escaped Clark County Jail indicted

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.

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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.

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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

Jennifer Tate
Photo: Staff Writer

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