Woman arrested several weeks after escape from custody

Connie Diaz Butler // Cameron County Jail Photo

A woman is back behind bars several weeks after she escaped from the custody of San Benito police at a local hospital.

San Benito police filed an escape charge against 40-year-old Connie Diaz Butler on Tuesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that officers arrested Butler for $357 dollars worth of outstanding tickets back on February 22nd.

Authorities took her to the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen due to a medical complaint but she allegedly left the facility without permission.

Harlingen police detained Butler on an unrelated incident and alerted San Benito police.

Butler remains in custody at the Cameron County Jail.

Court records show that Butler had previous arrests for drugs, prostitution and theft going back to at least April 2000.