Pregnant inmate tries to escape during transport

REDDING, Calif. - A pregnant inmate tried to escape from a Shasta County sheriff's deputy Wednesday after being transported from the jail to Mercy Medical Center.

26-year-old Sharilyn Carmen was being transported to the hospital for medical care related to her pregnancy when according to police she ran from her guard into an empty field and was able to free herself from one of her handcuffs.

Police said Carmen was eventually caught by Shasta County Sheriff Correctional Deputy Robin Creager after a foot pursuit lasting several blocks. When the deputy attempted to arrest her, Carmen punched and bit Deputy Creagor as Creagor tried to place her back into handcuffs.

According to police  Carmen then tried to grab the deputy's gun and free it from its holster.

At this point Redding Police officers arrived to assist the deputy and a were able to place Carmen back into restraints. Carmen was then transported to the Shasta County jail.

Deputy Creagor received cuts and scrapes to her arms and hands, a human bite mark to her arm and was punched in her face. Carmen received scrapes and was otherwise uninjured.

Carmen is being charged with several crimes including robbery. Additional charges of resisting arrest, assault on a correctional officer and attempting to escape custody will be sought against her through the Shasta County District Attorneys Office.

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