You May Need a Houston Criminal Trial Lawyer if You Escape from Police Custody and then Break into a Funeral Home and Hide in a Coffin to Avoid Apprehension

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On May 13, in Juniata County, PA, a Philadelphia woman facing charges hid in a coffin at a funeral home to avoid apprehension after escaping from police custody, according to their local news organization The Sentinel.

According to news reports, 19 year old Nicole April Kelly of Philadelphia told authorities she “just couldn’t do this” and while still in handcuffs broke free and escaped from the custody of the Juniata County Sheriff’s Department from Lyter’s office as she was being returned from court back to the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.  Officers chased her but lost sight of her as she ran toward the a funeral home in Mifflintown.

Over the next several hours, police used several dogs and a helicopter in their search for her until the business owner of the Brown Funeral Home found her hiding inside a coffin in the showroom that evening when he returned to his business.

Kelly now faces additional charges of escape, flight to avoid apprehension, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and simple assault.

Furthermore, the business owner is seeking restitution for damages she caused in the amount of $365 when she kicked out the rear of the coffin she was hiding in with her feet.


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