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Man Wanted For Escorting Prostitute, Stealing Money Drives Over Officer's Foot

MILFORD (CBS) -- A Rhode Island man wanted for escorting a prostitute and stealing money from her clients drove over a detective's foot while trying to flee police, authorities say.

Mark Briggs, 28, was allegedly escorting Milford woman Janna Tardif, who Milford police say was advertising as a prostitute online and stealing money from the men she met.

Police said the pair planned to steal money for the fourth time Monday when they were foiled by an undercover officer.

Briggs fled the scene as police approached, driving directly at an officer who tried to stop him, Milford police said. He was caught about a half-mile away after abandoning his car and taking off on foot.

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Mark Briggs (Photo credit Milford police)

Briggs faces several charges including assault to murder and conspiracy.

Tardif, 24, is charged with sexual conduct for a fee and conspiracy.

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Janna Tardif (Photo credit Milford police)
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