Report: SC woman falls through hospital ceiling in attempt to escape police

Report: SC woman falls through hospital ceiling in attempt to escape police

SPARTANBURG, SC (WYFF) - Spartanburg police say a 31-year-old woman fell through the ceiling of a hospital while trying to evade police.

Police were called to a home on Farley Street on Sunday about a car into a home.

Officers said that the homeowner told them that Christie Davis had been at his house, and he had left to go to the store.  He said when he came back, Davis was throwing things around and breaking them because she was angry because he was gone.  He said he was unable to settle her down, so he pushed her out the backdoor to stop her from breaking his things.

The man said Davis got into her car and started to leave, but she crashed it into the side of the house.  He said when he went to check on her, Davis was still in a rage, and she began running around the yard breaking things before she left and ran up the street.

The man told police that he did not want to press charges against Davis because she has a medical condition.

Officers went back to the house later in the day because Davis had returned there.  The officers said the car Davis had been driving had been reported stolen, as was the vehicle license plate that was on the porch of the house.  The homeowner told police that Davis had brought the car to him to finish painting it, and that she had showed him a bill of sale for the vehicle.

Police said Davis was complaining of being ill and asked to go to the hospital.  After she was seen by a doctor, Davis was escorted to a restroom by a nurse.  The door was locked, and after several minutes, an officer asked if she was OK and got no response.   Hospital security unlocked the bathroom, and officers found ceiling tiles removed and could hear Davis up in the ceiling.

As officers tried to get Davis out of the ceiling, a ceiling tile fell and hit a security officer in the face, causing lacerations.  Eventually, Davis fell from the ceiling and was helped down by officers and taken into custody.

Police said when Davis was searched at the jail, a needle was found in her bra, despite her earlier telling officers that she had no contraband on her.

Davis was charged with simple assault and malicious injury to property.  Police said Davis will also be charged with possession of stolen property in connection to the stolen vehicle.  They said they also served her with three other warrants, one county and two city ones for other offenses.

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