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A 42-year-old woman, sought on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants, leaped from a third-story apartment window to escape West Valley City police.
Instead, the suspect ended up in the hospital Wednesday with numerous broken bones and a reservation for Salt Lake County Jail once she is released, said WVCPD spokeswoman Roxeanne Vaiuku.
Police were tipped to the woman's presence in an apartment at 3781 W. Rockwood Way (4200 South). Officers arrived about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and were allowed into the unit by a resident and directed to a bedroom.
Finding the door to the bedroom locked, officers knocked and asked the woman to come out repeatedly. Finally, they forced entry only to see the suspect leap out a window.
The woman, who has an extensive criminal history including assault, fraud, shoplifting and theft charges, most recently was named in a warrant issued last week for second-degree felony robbery and criminal trespass.
She was transported to the hospital in fair condition, where she was admitted for treatment of broken ankles and a fractured pelvic bone.