PINEVILLE, Mo. — McDonald County Emergency Management state online Saturday, “3 McDonald County inmates have escaped jail, all 3 males. Be on the lookout around Pineville.”
Benton County Arkansas Sheriff’s Deputies have K9 on the ground, as well as Missouri authorities tracking from the jail, where the three fled on foot after overtaking a jailer.
Sheriff Rob Evenson issued a release of information; “July 24, 2021 at approximately 5p.m. three inmates in the McDonald County Detention Center attacked and overtook an on duty Detention Officer and escaped from the facility.”
Missouri State Highway Patrol are assisting with an air unit, a plane. Numerous officers are on ATV’s, and countless agencies are searching the area of the jail and downtown.
Escaped inmates are as follows:
“Any information we ask public to please contact 911. All subjects are considered dangerous. Please do not attempt to apprehend.”
The guard that was overtaken suffered only minor injuries.
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