Woman eludes officers, found in ceiling of Kent Co. courthouse

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A woman with two outstanding warrants tried to escape the Kent County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.

Kent County Court Security staff were told that Jessica Cato, 27,  was attending a class at the courthouse and that they would need to take her into custody.  When being taken into custody, she eluded officers and barricaded herself in a secondnd floor women’s bathroom.

A short time later, she was found in the ceiling above a public area of the courthouse.

Kent Co. Courthouse restroom after woman barricaded herself

Kent Co. Courthouse restroom after woman barricaded herself

Cato was taken into custody on a probation violation and contempt of court.  Investigators are determining if she’ll be facing further charges.

 

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