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Wanted Woman in Series of Police Tweets Caught, Released by Plano Police

A wanted pregnant woman who was the subject of a series of Tweets last week by the Southlake Police Department was taken into custody Sunday in Plano and released after refusing medical treatment.

In seven lighthearted tweets, Southlake police said Crystal Ladawn Finley was wanted for a number of offenses including identity theft and using a fake ID card. Other departments retweeted the tweet, saying they too were interested in finding her.

On Sunday, Finley was located in Plano when officers responded to a criminal trespassing call at an abandoned apartment. According to Southlake police, Finley told officers “I don’t know what you been reading on Facebook, but that ain’t me."

After officers confirmed her identity, Finley was taken into custody on Southlake's warrant and transported to the city jail for processing.

She was then going to be transferred to the Collin County Jail until being picked up by Southlake, but not before being cleared medically.

Plano police said Finley then complained of medical issues and was transported to a hospital where she then refused treatment.

Without the medical clearance, Plano police released the woman since she is a non-violent offender and not considered a flight risk.

The Collin County Sheriff's Department told NBC 5 Monday afternoon that even with a medical refusal Finley could have been held with the consent of the jail admissions supervisor and an outside medical team. Since she was not taken before the supervisor, it's unknown whether or not they would have held her at the jail.

Plano police said once Finley was released her arrest warrants were re-activated.

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