Randolph Escapee Turns Himself in to Missouri Authorities

NOVEMBER 18, 2004 - Posted at 1:50 p.m. CST

PIEDMONT, MO - A man who escaped early last night from the Randolph County Jail in Pocahontas by scaling a razor-wired fence is now back in the custody of law enforcement officers, after turning himself in to Wayne County, Missouri authorities this morning.  Randolph County Sheriff Brent Early learned of Arlis Greathouse's status around 10:45 this morning, after an extensive search in Randolph County.

The 27-year-old Greathouse was the subject of a widescale manhunt last night and this morning that involved dogs and a helicopter.  Authorities considered him to be dangerous, due to a past history of violent behavior.  "He can be dangerous," said Early.  "He has a lot of potential for danger."

Greathouse was jailed on aggravated assault charges, and is wanted on similar charges in Missouri.