A woman being held Tuesday night at the Greeneville Police Department after being pulled over in a stolen car walked out of the police station in handcuffs and remains at large today.
Jennifer Smith, 31, whose last known address was on Cherokee Road in Jonesborough, was pulled over about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in Greeneville driving a 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan, Officer Eddie Key said in a report.
The car had a North Carolina registration and was reported stolen from Kingsport, the report said.
Smith, who initially gave officers a false name, birthdate and address, was placed in handcuffs and taken to police headquarters.
While Key was taking a statement from a witness, Smith left the police department at 200 North College Street, still in handcuffs.
Smith walked to an address in the 300 block of East Church Street and asked for a ride to Warrensburg Road.
A man living there told police he gave Smith a ride to the YMCA in Greeneville.
While at the YMCA, Smith used the phone and called a woman who lives in the 5300 block of Warrensburg Road, the report said. The woman drove to the YMCA, picked Smith up and took her to her house.
Smith asked to use the woman’s green 1999 Ford and “was last seen driving on Gap Creek Road at a high rate of speed,” the report said.
Warrants were taken out on Smith for theft over $10,000 but less than $60,000, escape, theft under $500 and criminal impersonation.
Greeneville police have outstanding warrants on Smith for other offenses, said Capt. Beth Dyke, chief of detectives.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Smith can contact the Greeneville Police Department at (423) 639-7111.