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She fled from authorities while handcuffed and was arrested hours later, cops say

Mindi Stiglet
Mindi Stiglet

A Hancock County woman who was being arrested Tuesday for violating probation got away from authorities as she was being handcuffed, but she was arrested later that night, officials say.

Mindi Stiglet, 25, escaped from the Mississippi Department of Corrections office on Longfellow drive Tuesday while in handcuffs, Waveland Assistant Police Chief Mike Pendergrast said.

Stiglet, who was on probation for a 2014 credit card fraud conviction, was going to be arrested because she had violated her probation agreement, according to the Sea Coast Echo.

Dwayne Bremer reports Stiglet ran out of the back door of the office and into the woods as she was being handcuffed.

Police found Stiglet Tuesday night and arrested her, according to the Hancock County jail docket.

She is held at the Hancock County jail on a charge of resisting or obstructing arrest and a probation violation.

At an initial court appearance, a judge set Stiglet’s bond at $2,500. Her next court date is scheduled for Sept. 5.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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