By Stephanie Usery
MANCHESTER, Missouri (KMOV) — A woman from Dupo, Illinois, is accused of escaping from police custody after she jumped from a police vehicle in Manchester.
Charging documents state Amber Nichols was arrested at Academy Sports at 14260 Manchester Road on Oct. 8 after she left the store with several items concealed underneath her clothing. She reportedly confessed to the theft and had a felony probation violation warrant from Madison County, Illinois, for possession of a controlled substance.
Nichols was handcuffed and placed into a police vehicle. When the officer drove away, Nichols was reportedly able to free a hand from the handcuffs. Police said she then rolled down the window, opened the door from the outside, and jumped out of the car.
Nichols was re-arrested after she ran into a different store and out of the rear exit. She has been charged with escape from custody, a Class E felony.
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