Chamberlain woman charged with impersonation, escape
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain woman is charged with felony escape from a law enforcement officer and false impersonation.
Billie Jean Harrison-Williamson, 22, was arrested in November after she allegedly gave a false name to a law enforcement officer. She was a passenger in a vehicle a Chamberlain police officer had pulled over for a missing tail light. She allegedly told the officer she was Michelle Williamson, who is her sister.
After the officer arrested her and placed her in handcuffs, Harrison-Williamson allegedly ran from the scene.
The officer soon caught up with her and put her in the rear of his patrol car.
Harrison-Williamson then admitted her true identity, according to court documents.
The escape charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
The impersonation charge is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $2,000 fine.