Georgia Police: NC Woman Escapes Handcuffs, Takes Off In Patrol Car

Georgia authorities say a North Carolina woman wriggled out of her handcuffs and led police on a four-mile car chase after fleeing arrest in one of their patrol cars.

Multiple media outlets reported Ronda Renee Matthews of Hope Mills, N.C., surrendered to deputies after crashing and damaging the patrol car.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says the 37-year-old woman was being arrested on a robbery charge when she broke out of her handcuffs, climbed into the front seat of the patrol car and drove away.

Officials have charged Matthews with armed robbery, stealing a motor vehicle, fleeing arrest and reckless driving, among other things. It was not clear if she had an attorney.


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  • by concerned Location: wash on Dec 23, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    if they put the cuffs to tight the police get fround upon to loose this is what happens! the police are to nice, cuff to the bumper next time , drag her
  • by Spell bob backwards on Dec 22, 2009 at 02:49 PM
    Stupid is the Georgia police didnt put the handcuffs on tight enough.Trying to be politically correct because it was a woman.I'm sure this makes that Georgia police department proud.PS I personally have never known a smart crook.
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Dec 22, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    I can't believe people are really that stupid!
  • by re-todd-ed Location: NC on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    it makes NC proud ???
  • by Dave Location: Beaufort County on Dec 22, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    If incredible stupidity was a felony this woman would deserve the death penalty.
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