A Little Falls woman is adding to her list of charges following an escape attempt during a court appearance.

Ilion Police say 22-year-old Megan Quackenbush was appearing in the Village of Ilion Court on a Petit Larceny charge when she managed to escape custody by climbing through an unlocked bathroom window. The window was 8 1/2 feet above the pavement below.

At the time of her court appearance in Ilion she was also being held on previous charges from the Village of Herkimer for Burglary in the Third Degree, Petit Larceny and Resisting Arrest.

At the time of her court appearance Quackenbush was dressed in her jail issued orange jumpsuit, white tee-shirt and orange shoes. During the attempted escape she removed the top of her orange colored jumpsuit. Wearing a white colored tee-shirt, orange jumpsuit pants and orange shoes; she rolled up her pant legs and fled in a westerly direction on First Street. Quackenbush made it as far as the bank of Steele's Creek leading up to First Avenue.She was eventually apprehended by Ilion Police as she attempted to climb a steep hillside.

Quackenbush was returned to Village of Ilion Court and was charged with Felony Escape in the Second Degree. Megan A. Quackenbush was later remanded in the Herkimer County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. She is scheduled to reappear in Village Court on October 27th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Members of the public were credited with assisting law enforcement in directing them to where the suspect was last seen. Their assistance was instrumental in the quick apprehension of the escaped prisoner.

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