Fugitive with Child Escapes Police After High-Speed Chase

By Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.
May 11, 2016 Updated: May 11, 2016

(ScrNew dashcam video shows a woman in a mini-van successfully escaping from the police in a high-speed chase. 

Erica Barriero-Rapp jumped out of a first-floor window when she found out that there were felony warrants for her arrest in heroin and weapons related charges. 

Rapp fled with a child in her brown Honda minivan, leading the police on a wild chase through the streets of Springdale, Ohio. 

Eventually, the police called off the chase when they found out that a child was in the van. 

“We’re consistently trying to assess the risk to the public as opposed to immediately apprehend,” Lt. Michael Ott told WLWT.

Rapp has made off to a motel in Fairfeld, then bolted when the manager threatened to report her to the authorities. 

She also faces charges of endangerment. It’s unclear how old the child is. 

Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.