Bellmead woman back in custody after escaping while using the restroom

Posted at 9:41 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 17:58:14-04

The Bellmead Police Department said a woman is back in custody after escaping when she asked to use the restroom during a medical clearing.

On Sept. 19 after 5 p.m., police were called to a Walmart for a report of a possible theft. When they arrived,  they discovered 34-year-old Angela Sturdivant had been accused of stealing cookies and glue from the store. 

Officers learned Sturdivant was previously charged with criminal mischief.

Sturdivant was taken to the McLennan County Jail and when she arrived, she told officers that she had a seizure in the back of the police car. The officer driving said he did not witness this, but then she was taken to Providence Hospital to be medically cleared. 

At the hospital, she informed the officer that she needed to use the restroom. Because the officer was a man, he had to wait for her outside what he thought was the only exit. 

The officer was informed shortly after that there was a second door located inside the restroom. That is when the officer found that Sturdivant had escaped through the door and out the hospital. 

Sturdivant then escaped custody by fleeing out an unknown second exit of the restroom. 

On Sept. 23 police found Sturdivant within the city limits on the 1100 block of Woodbine St. 

Sturdivant faces charges of escaping from custody in addition to previous charges of theft less than $100 and criminal trespass.

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