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Bloomfield, MO - by Randy Myers, News Assignment Manager

SeMo Prisoner Escapes, Captured This Morning in Clay County

UPDATED at 11:23 a.m., updated at 12:45 p.m.

 

PIGGOTT, AR - Stoddard County authorities now say a prisoner who escaped their jail around 11 p.m. last night has been captured by deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Dept. in northeast Arkansas.

John Jones, 37, was captured shortly before 11 a.m. in Rector, where he was believed to have family.  Jones allegedly stole a car following his escape in Bloomfield last night.   He was being held on drug charges, and will soon be returned to Stoddard County. 

Clay County Sheriff Ronnie Cole said Jones apparently broke his foot during his escape last night.

BLOOMFIELD, MO (KAIT) - Authorities in southeast Missouri believe that an escaped prisoner from the Stoddard County Jail may be in, or headed to northeast Arkansas. 

Stoddard County Chief Deputy Tommy Horton says 37-year-old John "Kacy" Jones escaped around 11 p.m. last night and then allegedly stole a vehicle in making his get-away.  Horton says Jones has family in Piggott and may be headed to Clay County, while possibly on his way to Texas.

Jones is described as a white male, being 6-feet-4 inches tall with a thin build.  He was being held on drug charges.  Anyone with information regarding his where-abouts is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Stoddard County Sheriff's Dept. at 573-568-4654.

 

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