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Cary woman in custody following escape from patrol car

Posted September 14
Updated September 15

Goldsboro police said that members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office DWI Task Force initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Christina Jean Manchester, 32, of Cary, at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
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— A Cary woman was taken into police custody Tuesday night after escaping from a patrol car following a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Goldsboro police said that members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office DWI Task Force initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Christina Jean Manchester, 32, of Cary, at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police said Manchester was driving a stolen Honda Accord and provided deputies with false information about her name and age.

Manchester was arrested and handcuffed Saturday morning and placed in the back seat of the patrol car. While deputies gathered evidence from the stolen Honda, Manchester escaped from the patrol car by climbing into the front seat and exiting through the driver’s side door, authorities said.

Manchester was located just before 5 p.m. Tuesday by Goldsboro police and was arrested without incident. Authorities said she was still wearing handcuffs when she was found and was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during her escape.

Manchester was charged in Wayne County with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, identity theft, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, larceny, driving with a revoked license, resisting a public officer, possession of stolen goods, providing fictitious information to an officer and failure to dim headlamps.

In Wake County, Manchester was also charged with larceny and a probation violation.

Manchester was being held at the Wayne County Jail under $35,500 bond.

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  • Byrd Ferguson Sep 14, 10:46 p.m.
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    Can't forget to dim those headlights- that's a no-no.