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Suspect runs from the scene in Lake City, Florida, with child in her arms

12:32 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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LAKE CITY, Fla. -- A 21-year-old woman runs away from the scene of a crime with a child in her arms Sunday at about 5:20 p.m.

The suspect is accused of stealing $121.75 worth of merchandise from Walmart on US 90 West. Lake City Police located the suspect shortly after the incident was reported. She was identified as Shakkiyya Carstarphen.

Carstarphen was able to free her hands from handcuffs and open the police car door by reaching her hand through the open window and grabbing the door handle from the outside. She then ran from the car and officers failed to stop her three times. Officers caught up to her in the woods behind Cinema 90.

The child who was with the woman was released to family members at the scene. Carstarphen is held at Columbia County Detention Center and charged with shoplifting, child endangerment, resisting arrest, escaping police custody and two outstanding warrants in Columbia County.

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