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Handcuff Houdini Flees After Slipping The Cuffs Off; Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police were dispatched to a local check-cashing outfit in September 2018 in reference to a lady that cashed a $300 check the day before.  The issuing bank refused to take the check because the account had been closed for a long time.

The next day, the same lady, Megan Sharee Taylor, 24 of Pleasant Street in Hot Springs, came back and attempted to cash another check for $300 that was made out to the suspect’s sister.  The suspect allegedly tried to use her sister’s DL to cash the check.  The business owner refused and called HSPD.

Megan Sharee Taylor, 24 of Pleasant Street in Hot Springs – allegedly arrested for Felony Forgery, slipped her handcuffs and made a run for freedom across Central Avenue among the 2pm traffic.

HSPD Corporal Roberson and Officer Greene arrived and made contact with the suspect inside the business.  Ms. Taylor initially identified herself to the officers as her sister and was promptly handcuffed and placed under arrest.

As the officers were escorting her to the police car, Ms. Taylor slipped her handcuffs off and sprinted across a major highway.  The officers caught her and cuffed her again.  She was transported to the Hot Springs Police Detective Bureau where HSPD Detective Rines interviewed her.  She allegedly admitted to cashing the first check and attempting to cash the second check with her sister’s name on it.  She allegedly told the detective that her child’s father gave it to her and she knew that it was not a good check.  She allegedly said that she took the second check from her sister and attempted to cash it because she was able to cash the first one.

Ms. Taylor is charged with Felony Forgery (x2) and Fleeing.   Her bond amount totals $7,500.