A Dover woman who escaped from state police after being taken to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital was arrested Monday.
Shirley M. Smith, 32, of the 1000 block of South Governors Avenue, had been wanted since her escape April 17, said Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
On the morning of April 17, troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the unit block of Bertha Drive, near Magnolia, where they found Smith hiding in a closet. Smith gave officers a false name, but troopers discovered her real identity and learned she was wanted on several capiases. While at the home, Smith allegedly spit on a resident and a trooper.
As she was taken into custody, Smith complained to troopers she needed immediate medical attention due a pregnancy. Taken to the hospital by ambulance, she escaped shortly after arrival.
According to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Smith was spotted at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Monday afternoon; kept under surveillance as she drove away, her car was stopped on College Road by state police and Dover Police Department officers. Smith allegedly refused to get out of the car and had to be physically removed.
Smith was charged with three counts of offensive touching; two counts of resisting arrest; third-degree escape; and criminal impersonation.
She was detained on a $7,100 secured bond.