Great Falls Woman Charged With Escape After Fleeing With Handcuffs On.
A Great Falls Woman is sitting in the county jail today after being arrested on an escape charge. Bond for 39 year old lynn Metcalf has been set at $10,000.
Here is how it all went down.
Probation officers went to take Metcalf into custody for violating conditions on a deferred sentence from January. When authorities found her, they placed her in handcuffs and told he that she was under arrest for violating conditions of release. Police then put her in the vehicle for transport to the jail. That's when Metcalf forced open the door of the patrol vehicle and made a run for it with the cuffs on. After a brief foot pursuit, she was re-apprehended and taken back into custody and taken to the Cascade County Jail.
Busted again and again.....
For her attempt at escape she is now facing a ten year prison sentence. In charging documents, it says that while in official detention, metcalf knowingly or purposely eluded official detention. A person convicted of this offense shall be imprisoned in a state prison for a term not to exceed ten years if found guilty on the escape charge.
This is her mugshot from earlier this year from the Montana Prison System.
Metcalf was just sentenced to 36 months in the state prison In January with all time deferred. Her charge was criminal possession of dangerous drugs. The charge was made in April of 2022.
A deferred sentence is a sentence that is suspended until after a defendant has completed a period of probation. If the defendant fulfills the stipulations surrounding probation, a judge may then throw out the sentence and guilty plea, clearing the incident from their record. If the defendant violates probation, they must serve the full sentence immediately.
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