Wild footage shows ‘killer’ yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong in a striped jail jumpsuit sprinting from cop during 10-minute chase after escaping from a medical appointment – as the officer stumbles and falls trying to catch her
Wild footage shows ‘killer’ yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong in a striped prison jumpsuit sprinting away from police during a 10-minute chase after escaping a medical appointment – as officers stumble and fall trying to catch her
- The suspected killer fled from police as they walked her back from a doctor’s appointment in Austin
- Video shows her running up a hill and trying to jump a fence on Wednesday
- Her trial for the May 2022 murder of Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson is scheduled to begin on October 30
Cell phone video captured a Texas yoga teacher accused of running her boyfriend’s professional cyclist lover from police during a medical appointment.
Kaitlin Armstrong, 35, broke free from two correctional officers after visiting a doctor’s office in Austin as they walked her back to the car Wednesday.
The video shows her brazen bid for freedom in her eye-catching black and white striped prison-issue jumpsuit as officers chase her up a hill and stumble before Armstrong appears to jump over a fence.
Police said she drove around a nearby neighborhood for about 10 minutes before she was caught. It is unclear how she escaped their clutches.
Armstrong is no stranger to spending time on the run, last year she spent 43 days evading police before her initial arrest for the murder of 25-year-old Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson last May.
Cell phone video captured by a witness shows alleged killer Kaitlin Armstrong (top left) running from police (bottom left) after a doctor’s appointment in Austin, Texas on Wednesday
Armstrong is accused of killing Moriah Wilson, a 25-year-old competitive gravel and mountain bike racer from Vermont (pictured) before a race he was favored to win in May 2022
“As they were leaving the facility, she ran away from those correctional officers and she made it about a block and a half in total. Both officers who pursued her on foot never lost sight of her,’ said Kristen Dark, senior spokeswoman for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. CBS Austin.
‘They could see her all the time. They chased her and eventually caught up with her and were able to restrain her.’
Correctional officers did not draw their firearms, but Armstrong was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center after the attempted escape.
The 35-year-old was taken out of jail for a specialized doctor’s appointment that could not be made at the Travis County Correctional Complex.
Police could not say what kind of ties she was wearing and it is unclear how she got loose.
Dark said, “For someone to try that is very unusual, very unusual.”
“For security purposes, I am unable to ever disclose the security measures we use with people in our custody.”
Armstrong has pleaded not guilty to murdering the competitive gravel and mountain bike racer from Vermont who was in Austin for a race when she was killed.
Wilson was shot dead when Armstrong allegedly flew into a rage when she learned the racer was seeing her boyfriend, Colin Strickland (35).
The accused killer fled Texas after she was initially questioned and traveled to Costa Rica.
Authorities said she got a nose job and dyed her hair brown after fleeing the US. She used her sister’s passport to leave the country and used various aliases while on the run.
She was eventually arrested after police received an anonymous tip that had angered her months earlier and surveillance footage outside Wilson’s apartment believed to have shown the yoga instructor’s car.
Strickland admitted to having an affair with Wilson and said he had dinner with her the night of the murder.
The yoga teacher is pictured before the attack (left) and after he fled the country (right). Police said she underwent plastic surgery, allegedly a nose job, and dyed her hair brown while on the run
Armstrong was captured in Costa Rica after 43 days on the run. She was arrested after police received an anonymous tip that angered her months earlier and surveillance footage showed her car outside the victims’ apartment
Armstrong is alleged to have killed Wilson on 11 May 2022 after learning that her boyfriend Colin Strickland (pictured) was having an affair with her
Armstrong allegedly tracked down Wilson using the app for cyclists and runners, Strava.
Search warrants revealed she visited a gun range with her sister before the murder, and $450,000 was given by Strickland, who also admitted to buying two firearms for himself and Armstrong between late 2021 and early 2022 has.
She will likely face additional charges for trying to escape. She is currently being held in the Travis County Jail on a $3.5 million bond.
Court records show that three subpoena applications have already been filed by the state after the attempted escape for information from St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, Travis County Sheriff’s Office and St. David’s Austin Medical Center.
Her jury trial is scheduled to begin on October 30. She faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted.