Woman Who Escaped Sheriff Custody Captured

Lawmen in Pitt County found a woman who escaped police custody this afternoon in Greenville.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says Kelley Teel managed to get out of a sheriff's transport vehicle at the corner of 5th Street and Moye Boulevard when the cruiser was stopped for a red light. Deputies say the woman escaped out of the back window, which was partially open.

Teel was found several hours later at the Microtel on Moye Boulevard after a search by both deputies and Greenville police.

Deputies say Teel was picked up yesterday for an involuntary commitment to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Deputies say the woman was being transported to a facility in Ahoskie when the escape happened.


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  • by When Location: everywhere on Mar 18, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    When will we hear the details on this? I think we are lacking "the rest of the story"!
  • by Wow on Mar 17, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    I Wonder Location: Greeville on Mar 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM: I agree,,, where is the "transparency" in this incident? We have not been told who is being held accountable in this incident...
  • by QUESTION on Mar 17, 2011 at 05:14 AM
    So what happened to the deputy that allowed the person to escape threw the half opened window????
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      by Concerned on Mar 22, 2011 at 08:26 AM in reply to QUESTION
      She or he probably got a promotion under the current leadership if they state a person of this type with problems as noted did not have handcuffs or leg chains on. These items are not considered punishment as they may just help the patient keep from injuring themselves which was highly likable in a situation when they go out of a vehicle through the window whether it is moving or not!!!! Law Enforcement in Pitt County must remember we are to protect not only the citizen but human life for all. She was not a criminal but a sick person who not only could hurt someone else but herself also!!!!! Mr. Elks please look at your policies and make sure they comply with not only common sense but moral sense.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 at 04:55 AM
    To I WONDER: Yes, Kristy Wallace who has no law enforcement background was on television trying to explain this.... pitiful!
  • by I Wonder Location: Greeville on Mar 16, 2011 at 08:13 PM
    Come on and give Sheriff Elks' a break... I think his spokeswoman, Christy Wallace could give you a good explanation on why this happened.. If not, her husband, Kevin Wallace, Office Director \ Chief and Campaign Manager can, he must know something since he gets paid 72K a year from the taxpayers of this county... I'm just sayin...
  • by concerned on Mar 16, 2011 at 07:20 PM
    I am just glad she was found and now in a safe place where she can get some help
  • by Clueless Location: everywhere on Mar 16, 2011 at 03:08 PM
    Mr. Elks will have a good explanation for this... For Larrie - ya need to know that Mr. Elks is the Sheriff of Pitt County!
  • by this is good Location: LMAO on Mar 16, 2011 at 02:57 PM
    Please tell me that she excaped from a female Deputy. A female Deputy can use makeup to cover her red face.
  • by To Larrie Location: clueless on Mar 16, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    ok larrie for your info Mr. Manning is not the sheriif that now lies in Mr. Elks lap - ask him!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 at 09:07 AM in reply to To Larrie
      i dont really care who lap it sits in all that matters is that pitt county sheriff department needs to step up their game. My cousin Marshall vines has been a sheriff for years and nothing like this ever happened with gim on duty this is a mess evrybody else are spectating i was there and witnessed it how did she get the window down and she could have been stopped during her trying to get away it still neglegence on the sheriff's behalf.
  • by not surprised on Mar 16, 2011 at 01:46 PM
    i sat at a stop light next to a patrol car a few months ago. the officer was on her cellphone giggling like a school girl and had her facebook page up on her PD-issued laptop. i never felt safer or more proud of our PD. i hoped the sheriff's office had their act together, but i guess not. way to go!
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