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Chamberlain woman charged with impersonation, escape

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Chamberlain woman charged with impersonation, escape
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

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.

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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.

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