A Prairie Township woman remained in the Delaware County jail on April 6 after being accused of helping one of three escaped inmates flee from authorities April 4.
Jamie Victoria Jarrett, 38, of 5761 Chase Run, between Hall and Norton roads, is facing felony charges of obstructing justice and failure to comply with a police order.
She was arraigned Wednesday morning, April 5, in Delaware County Municipal Court, where Judge Marianne Hemmeter set a $300,000 cash bond.
Delaware Police Capt. Adam Moore, who attended the hearing, said Hemmeter called Jarrett's actions the "definition" of a flight risk.
Police said Jarrett was driving Troy Brandon Tyler Byrd, 29, in a Toyota Yaris at about 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday when she was spotted on London Road by a citizen who knows her. Police said she refused to stop when cruisers tried to pull her over.
According to the criminal complaint, she ran several red lights, drove between 45 mph and 60 mph for about 20 miles along Route 42 toward Union County and eventually stopped after driving over tire-deflation devices placed near Route 33.
Police said Jarrett admitted to calling Byrd while he was in prison, planning for his escape and driving to Nelsonville to pick him up.
Byrd, along with David G. Skeens, 30, and Justin Delano Stanley, 25, escaped in two separate incidents March 31 and April 1 from the SEPTA Correctional Facility, a minimum-security state prison in Nelsonville.
Skeens was caught Sunday, April 2, in Heath.
Stanley was arrested Monday, April 3, in Newark.
Byrd, who is in the Delaware County jail, has waived extradition, Moore said. He will be returned to Athens County.
Jarrett will remain in jail unless she can pay her entire $300,000 bond.