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UPDATED: Youngstown assault suspect back in custody after escape

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- A woman accused of assaulting a police officer at the scene of a school bus accident last week is back in custody after escaping Tuesday.

Officials said Leslie Hood was released by a court order to a Corrections Corporation of America facility Tuesday morning, but fled once she got there.

She was found in Youngstown later Tuesday afternoon and was taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital.

Hood is accused of driving on the sidewalk on Friday to get through an accident scene involving a Howland school bus and a vehicle.

Police said Hood bumped an officer with her car twice.

She is facing charges of aggravated assault, obstruction of justice and misconduct on the scene of an emergency.

 

 

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