Monday, December 14, 2009
Woman Tries to Escape Jail Through Ceiling
The Richmond County Jail had their hands full over the weekend when a female burglary suspect wiggled out of a restraint chair and tried to escape through the ceiling, authorities said.
The woman, identified as 34-year-old Sanderdeanor Hogues of Augusta, was being restrained after an earlier incident in which she threw a chair during an interview with detectives. The suspect, who is 5'6" and 105 pounds, got out of the restraint chair and then tried to escape by climbing on top of a counter and partition and accessing the ceiling through the ceiling tiles, a report states. Ms. Hogues was detained after a brief struggle with jailers.
If the woman's escape attempt wasn't weird enough, details of her alleged burglary are even more bizarre.
A 52-year-old man told deputies that he returned to his home about 5:10 p.m. Thursday on Tamarind Way to find Ms. Hogues lounging under a blanket on his video rocker, a report states. She had already consumed a $20 bottle of his wine and ransacked the home.
When the burglar saw the homeowner come in, she got up and tried to leave with more wine, a flashlight, a telephone jack and the man's checkbook. Officers responded to a 911 call and detained the woman, who had forced open a rear window to get inside.
Ms. Hogues is facing a long list of charges, including burglary, theft by taking, criminal attempted escape, two counts of interference with government property and giving false information to police.