Baxter County authorities are looking for a woman who escaped from a deputy’s patrol car Saturday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office reports a deputy came in contact with Brandi Vanamburg on Highway 126 near Carson Creek. The deputy learned the woman had outstanding warrants and arrested her.
The deputy said the woman asked to gather some personal belongings from under a bridge over the creek. When the deputy returned from getting the things, he found Vanamberg was gone. He said it looked like she was able to roll down the back window of the patrol car, even though she was in handcuffs.
Several deputies and officers from other agencies responded to the area to help in the search for Vanamberg. A witness who lived nearby told deputies that he had observed a woman matching Vanamberg’s description emerge from the woods and climb on the back of a motorcycle that had stopped to pick her up. The motorcycle then went North on State Highway 126.
Vanamberg is described as a white female, approximately 5’5”, approximately 125 pounds, with dark hair. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, white t-shirt, and grey tennis shoes, with her hair pulled back in a ponytail. Deputies say Vanamberg is believed to be under the influence of controlled substance, but she is not known to pose a danger to anyone else.
She was wanted for warrants on a revocation of suspended sentence and contempt of court.