Authorities recapture Jacksonville woman who escaped during jail booking

Trishawnna Mitchell, 32, has criminal history

By Stacey Readout - Assistant News Director

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested a woman Monday morning who was wanted for escaping its custody.

WJXT reports police did not say where they found Trishawnna Mitchell, 32, or if she resisted arrest.

Police originally responded to McDuff Avenue on Sunday in reference to a battery/domestic violence call. They arrested Mitchell and took her to the Duval County jail.

Mitchell fled the facility through exit doors while they were open, according to JSO. Police said that at the time, many police vehicles were entering and exiting the facility.

Video surveillance shows Mitchell was able to remove one handcuff prior to fleeing.

Officers from multiple zones, a K-9 and air unit responded to look for Mitchell.

JSO has arrested Mitchell twice before, according to inmate records. She was arrested in April 2010 for aggravated assault and in October 2010 for possession of a firearm or concealed weapon by a convicted felon. She was released in August 2011 after serving her time.

Mitchell was sentenced to five years in prison in 2001 for grand theft and fraudulent use of personal identification. She was released from Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala in September 2006, according to Department of Corrections records.

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