Woman escapes custody after attacking Charleston PD transport officer

Charleston County News

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A woman is still on the run after attacking a transport officer with the Charleston Police Department and escaping custody on Wednesday.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and North Charleston Police search an area around the Al Cannon Detention Center after 22-year-old Javondrea Shaidasha McLeod escaped custody during transport to the facility.

McLeod had been arrested on shoplifting charges and was supposed to be housed at the detention center.

According to the Charleston Police Department, McLeod told the transport officer that she could not breathe. The officer opened the back door of the vehicle to check on her and that is when McLeod “assaulted the driver with handcuffs, a struggle ensued, and she fled on foot.”

She is still on the run Thursday morning. McLeod is described as a black female in her late 20s/early 30s.

She is approximately 5’02” with a slim build and a crew style haircut. She was wearing a black sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, and black shoes when she escaped.

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, CPD, K9s, and a helicopter assisted with the search.

McLeod is not considered a threat to the community.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts can call (843) 743-7200.

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