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Suspect in O.C. crash re-apprehended

March 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Chino woman, who gave authorities the slip at a Santa Ana hospital, is back behind bars. Xana Marks was captured Wednesday at her home in the San Gabriel area. Xana Marks, 23, walked out the front door of the Western Medical Center in Santa Ana late Monday night or Tuesday morning while under police watch.

Marks was wanted on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property when she led officers on a wild chase on Monday.

Authorities allege the Marks was on the run after a traffic stop Monday. She lost control of the stolen SUV she was driving and crashed it in Tustin, hitting several other vehicles and injuring a number of other drivers.

Police allege Marks escaped from the wreckage and tried to flee before being taken into custody.

"She was running and she was quite upset. She was yelling, kicking, screaming and thrashing," said Paula Nelson, Tustin crash victim.

Authorities say Marks suffered minor injuries.

Officers found stolen property and drugs inside the car, and she was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police said she was able to unhook herself from an IV drip, even though she was being guarded by a CHP officer.

She was reported missing around 4:30 a.m.

Authorities said security did notice a woman leaving the hospital wearing only a hospital gown, but it is still not clear why the guard did not ask any questions.

 

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