Police: Man commits crime moments after release from jail

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GREENSBURG, Pa. – Police say a Pennsylvania man released from custody immediately stole a car in the jail’s parking lot.

Westmoreland County Prison officials say moments after 36-year-old Thomas Lee Williams was released, he attacked a woman in the parking lot Tuesday evening and stole her car with the victim’s 1-year-old in the back seat. The Tribune-Review reports Williams crashed about 15 minutes later and ran into the woods where he was apprehended.

Police say the Philadelphia man was back in custody Wednesday on $250,000 bail. Both the boy and his grandmother were taken to hospitals to be checked out.

Williams pleaded guilty in January 2017 to dealing drugs and was ordered released Tuesday.

No lawyer is listed in online court documents for Williams.