Published: 2:08 pm, Sun. Dec. 2nd, 2018Updated: 2:07 pm
An Artesia woman has been bound over to district court on charges of attempting to escape from jail during work release.
At around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Artesia Police Department officers heard a call from an animal control officer regarding a woman in an orange Artesia Detention Center jumpsuit who was running away from the Artesia Animal Shelter, 501 Paddy Wagon Way.
The woman had been spotted running west through an open field toward West Avenue. She then began walking along West Avenue until realizing she had been spotted, at which point, she ran into the Ponderosa RV Park, 3204 W. Main St.
Officers saw the woman, later identified as Makayla Stuffelbeam, 21, of Artesia, run into a trailer. Stuffelbeam exited the trailer when ordered and was placed in handcuffs.
According to the criminal complaint, Stuffelbeam apologized to officers and stated she knew she should have stayed at the animal shelter, where she was working off detention time. She was subsequently transported back to the Artesia Detention Center and charged with escape or attempt to escape from jail.
Stuffelbeam was bound over to Fifth Judicial District Court in Carlsbad on that charge last week.