Vinton County Woman Caught After Allegedly Escaping Arrest

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A woman who had been on the run since she allegedly escaped law enforcement custody in Vinton County is now behind bars.

Beverly S. Duty, 34, of McGee Road in South Bloomingville, was apprehended by Vinton County Sheriff’s Deputies after they received an anonymous tip giving her location, according to a news release by the sheriff’s office.

Officers were on the lookout for Duty after she allegedly ran from a police car where she was being held on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on Saturday in Eagle Twp.

Sheriff’s deputies had come to a home on McGee Road to conduct a welfare check and arrested Duty after she had allegedly become upset and caused a disturbance, according to law enforcement reports.

She allegedly escaped with the help of her father, Lawrence Sawyer, 62, who police say opened the door of the sheriff’s office car for his daughter. Another man, Charles King, 43, is also accused of trying to keep deputies from arresting Duty.

King and Sawyer were arrested as well, both on counts of obstructing justice, escape, conspiracy and resisting arrest.

While deputies were searching for Duty, they received a tip that she was walking down Goosecreek Road near Pretty Run Road. Deputies went to the location and saw Duty walking. She was arrested without further incident and taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

She is charged with escape, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.