Local woman who escaped Sheriff’s Deputies charged with list of felonies

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — Just hours after escaping from police custody as she sought treatment at a hospital, police tracked down Mariah Long. She’s now facing a long list of charges.

Police say Long, who officers arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of a robbery in Niagara County, needed evaluation at the Eastern Niagara Hospital. While under the guard of a female deputy, she escaped police custody while asking to use the restroom, prompting officers to put out an alert of an inmate on the loose.

As the search expanded hours later, police say they found Long driving a stolen vehicle, then arrested her. Now she’s facing felony charges of first degree escape and third degree criminal possession of stolen property and a violation of second degree harassment.

Assisting officers in the City of Lockport charged her with felony fourth degree grand larceny for the stolen vehicle.

Following her arraignment, police committed Long to jail on $10,000 bail. She’ll return to court on Nov. 2.

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