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Woman pleads not guilty to escape

Staff report

WARREN — A Warren woman pleaded not guilty to an escape charge Monday in connection with a July incident in which she got away from Trumbull County Sheriff deputies.

The deputies were taking her from a common pleas courtroom hearing.

Anjanette Kacperski, 49, of 1964 Benton St. SE, Warren, was arraigned before Judge Peter J. Kontos, who set bond at $1,500 and another pre-trial hearing for Nov. 2. Kacperski has been free since Aug. 20, according to jail records.

Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Charles Morrow said Kacperski allegedly snuck away from deputies July 9 after appearing in Judge Ronald Rice’s court on a possession of heroin charge. Authorities eventually found Kacperski in a women’s restroom in the courthouse, Morrow said, and she had gotten herself out of handcuffs. Evidence in the case includes security video of the incident.

As for the heroin charge, the court record shows Kacperski on Aug. 13 pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced by Rice on Thursday. She could get as much as one year in

prison.

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