A Crestview woman sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections yesterday is also charged with escape.
34-year old Elizabeth Hallford was at the Okaloosa County Courthouse in Crestview for sentencing Thursday on charges of elderly exploitation and possession of a controlled substance.
After her sentencing Hallford had been placed in a secure hallway adjacent to the courtroom, awaiting transportation to the county jail.
Hallford found an unsecured door and fled on foot. She was recaptured within minutes, approximately two blocks away.
A review is being done by the OCSO to determine why the door latch was not closed securely.