Kimberly Ann Parkinson turns her face away from TV cameras as she is led into provincial court in St. Johnâ€™s Wednesday. â€” Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
After a brief taste of freedom, Kimberly Ann Parkinson was back in front of a judge Wednesday.
The 39-year-old â€” who escaped from sheriffâ€™s officers Monday and was apprehended by the RNC Tuesday â€” once again appeared in provincial court.
A charge of unlawful escape from custody and two breaches of court orders were added to the slew of other charges she already faces, including close to a dozen counts of theft.
Parkinson â€” whose face was plastered all over local media after her getaway â€” ducked to try to hide her face from reporters as she was led in and out of the courtroom, and cursed when cameras were able to catch a glimpse of her face.
She consented to be remanded into custody and her case was set over to May 22.
Parkinson took off from sheriffâ€™s officers outside the St. Johnâ€™s Lockup on Water Street at around 5:15 p.m. Monday as she and seven other prisoners were being transported from provincial court.
Sources say when the sheriffâ€™s officersâ€™ van pulled up to the lockup door and the prisoners were getting out, a female prisoner tripped and fell to the ground, distracting the two officers who were escorting the group.
Thatâ€™s when Parkinson made a run for it.
A few sheriffâ€™s officers who were asked about the incident said they think the fall was a planned distraction.
As with most prisoners, Parkinson reportedly was wearing a restraint called a D-ring, which handcuffs the prisonersâ€™ wrists to a chained belt and includes a leg restraint to prevent the prisoners from running. But Parkinson had not been wearing the leg restraint because she had been complaining about a leg injury.
She was picked up around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Police wouldnâ€™t say where she was found or whether or not she was still wearing the restraints, but said she was arrested without incident.