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Harrison woman on 'most wanted' list found hiding in closet

| Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Harrison woman who was placed on the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office's "Most Wanted" list after she failed to appear for a hearing on charges of assaulting a deputy was found Tuesday morning, hiding in a bedroom closet at a home in Mt. Oliver, Sheriff William P. Mullen said.

Dana Loughner, 41, of Natrona Heights, was being held in a holding area awaiting transport to jail on unrelated charges in May when deputies found her lying on the floor in need of medical attention, Mullen said. Loughner is accused of assaulting a female deputy who tried to help her, Mullen said.

A Comcast viewer who recognized Loughner's photo on the "Fugitive Files" program called deputies and told them where Loughner could be found, Mullen said.

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