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Fraud Suspect Charged with Escaping Florida Courtroom

A woman from Stuart tried to escape a St. Lucie County courtroom last week. officials said.

Rachel Christina Huss is facing felony escape charges.

Last Wednesday, just after she was seated in court, investigators said 26-year-old Huss slipped out of her right handcuff, hopped the jury box railing, and then ran out of the courtroom.

Photo courtesy: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office

According to the arrest report, deputies captured her soon thereafter in a second-floor hallway.

Court records show that deputies initially arrested Huss on multiple counts of fraud-four counts for the illegal use of a credit card and one count of attempting to use the ID of another person without their consent.