Escaped Pa. inmate back in jail after not paying cab fare

Tyesha Jones escaped from her hospital bed Friday and hailed a cab

By Tony Raap
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PITTSBURGH — An escaped inmate is back behind bars after bolting from her hospital bed in Pittsburgh.

Tyesha Jones, 24, was transferred about 1 a.m. Friday from the Beaver County Jail in Hopewell to Heritage Valley Beaver hospital in Brighton for an undisclosed medical condition.

Jones, who was in jail on a probation violation, later was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland.

She escaped about 8 p.m. Friday and hailed a cab. Authorities arrested her about two hours later in Beaver Falls when she didn't pay her cab fare, Beaver County Sheriff's Sgt. Rich Yonlisky said.

Deputies did not guard her hospital room at Presby because of overtime restraints and a lack of manpower, Yonlisky said.

Jones will be charged with escape and flight to avoid prosecution.

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