Police find escaped inmate

Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 11:17 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 7:54 AM CDT
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KENNETT, Mo. (KAIT) - An inmate on the run is back behind bars.

Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder said Dewayne Woods escaped custody early Sunday morning while at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital.

Pemiscot County sheriff’s deputies and Hayti police assisted in the search for Woods but could not locate him.

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, Hayti police along with Pemiscot County deputies and Caruthersville police arrested Woods without incident in the 1600-block North Oates.

Woods was being held at the Dunklin County Justice Center for failure to appear, burglary, stealing, assault, robbery, and armed criminal action according to a news release.

Dewayne Woods Jr
Dewayne Woods Jr(Hayti Police Department)

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