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Woman buries herself alive to evade police after driving over 5-year-old boy

By Mason White 2:25 PM April 27, 2015
Marsha Yumi Perry 

By: Chan Yuan
A woman hit a young boy and then fled from the scene.

Marsha Yumi Perry, 36, of Washougal, Washington, hit a 5-year-old boy with her truck.

She then hid in a shallow grave and covered herself with dirt.

Perry surrendered only after a police dog alerted officers to her whereabouts. Police said that the dog stopped close to the hole.

Officers shouted warnings that they were about to unleash the dog to get her if she did not surrender, police said.

“The ground moved, and she sat up,” Washougal Sgt. Geoff Reijonen said.

Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the hit and run accident, but said that Perry was driving with a suspended license and she had a warrant for her arrest over a misdemeanor at the time of the incident.

Officers were called to the scene around 6:00 p.m., after the boy was hit by Perry.

The boy was riding a bike out of a driveway and onto the street.

He suffered a cut on his face, and bruises on his knees and elbows. The boy was transported to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses said that Perry tried to drive off, but when she was unable to do so, she left her pickup and began walking away from the scene, police said.

Perry was arrested on charges of felony hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license and for the warrant. She was taken to the Clark County jail.