Woman apologizes after running from police

YOUNGSTOWN

Police say a woman who ran away from a cruiser with her hands cuffed behind her Tuesday evening apologized after she was caught.

Reports said 31-year-old Tracy Mineard of Leetonia told an officer who managed to catch her by grabbing onto her handcuffs, “Sorry, I had to try,” about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday after she was pulled over at Market Street and Delason Avenue for making an improper turn.

Mineard was taken to the Mahoning County jail on charges of driving under suspension, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, escape, possession of heroin and possession of crack cocaine.

Police found a loaded .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun in her car, a loaded magazine in her pockets, two doses of heroin and a rock of crack cocaine. She is also alleged with giving police a false name and Social Security number.

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