A southern Illinois woman avoids jail time for resisting a peace officer earlier this year.
The Jackson County State's Attorney's office says 29-year-old Lauren Stoelzle of Herrin was sentenced to serve 12 months' probation and perform 100 hours of public service work. She was found guilty in a bench trial.
The offense occurred in the early morning hours of March 25 in Murphysboro.
The evidence showed that after being placed under arrest and seated in a patrol vehicle, Stoelzle slipped one hand out of her cuffs and reached out of the patrol vehicle window to open the vehicle door and escape. Stoelzle continued to walk away from police after being commanded to stop.
Three Murphysboro officers managed to re-cuff her and return her to the patrol vehicle where she continued to struggle with them.
Eventually Stoelzle was put in the vehicle and transported to the Jackson County Jail.