The fugitive who escaped from a Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Deputy last Tuesday, (September 17, 2019) was arrested this morning in Sallisaw, Oklahoma about 90 miles from Tulsa. Jessica Osborne, 46, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was taken into custody after a traffic stop for speeding in a stolen Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep was reported stolen in Arkansas.
Osborne escaped while being transported from Wilson County, TN to Franklin, TN to face a fugitive from justice charge for theft. She stole a pickup truck from a construction site to leave Williamson County. That truck was recovered Saturday in Cole Hill, Arkansas, but Osborne managed to evade law enforcement thereby running away.
Osborne is currently in custody without bond and will be held at the Sequoyah County Jail on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime, and obstruction for giving officers a fake name.
She is also charged with escape and being a fugitive from justice for theft in Williamson County. She faces charges in Wilson County, TN and Kentucky. She’s accused of stealing a box truck in Nashville before her escape and receiving stolen property in Bowling Green.
Sheriff Dusty Rhoades said the escape was reviewed and it was determined the Deputy did not follow procedure. WCSO Deputy Mike Jackson was suspended for three days without pay and given a reduction in rank.