JSO: Woman captured after escaping during arrest

Emily Ann Howard, 32, booked into Duval County jail

By Colette DuChanois - Web producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 32-year-old woman who escaped while she was being arrested Tuesday night on the city's Northside was captured less than 24 hours later, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Emily Ann Howard was booked into the Duval County jail just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, online jail records show.

Officers said they responded about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to a disturbance on Dunn Avenue at Harts Road, where they found Howard. 

Police said they were in the process of arresting Howard on charges of trespassing and cocaine possession when she was able to escape with handcuffs on. 

About 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a police report, officers got a tip that Howard was spotted near the Win City game room on Monaco Drive, less than a mile away from the intersection where she had last been seen. 

Police said they responded and saw her running behind the business. That's when, police said, a K-9 was brought in and located Howard, who was then taken into custody.

She now faces an additional charge of escape.

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