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Woman charged with escaping custody; Awaiting trial for drug possession

Angela Marie Edge, 35, of Austin was charged with felony escape from custody on Wednesday in Mower County District Court.

Angela Marie Edge, 35

According to the court complaint, a Mower County detective was alerted on Jan. 8 that Edge, who is awaiting trial on a felony first-degree drug charge, had been given a furlough from the Mower County Jail to attend drug treatment. The detective was informed that Edge never showed up to the drug treatment facility and did not return to the jail.

A warrant was issued for Edge, who was arrested on Tuesday.

A review of Edge’s criminal history shows prior convictions for theft, identity theft, receiving stolen property, membership card forgery, check forgery and domestic assault. Along with the first-degree drug charge, she is currently awaiting trial for fifth-degree drug possession and driving after revocation.

Edge will appear in court again on Jan. 23.