A second inmate of the Missouri jail escapees has been recaptured by authorities after 10 days on the run, while a third inmate is still on the run, authorities say.
According to the report, the second inmate of the Missouri jail escapees Matthew Allen Crawford, who faces theft charges, is one of three men who broke out of the Barry County jail on June 3, authorities said.
He was captured Monday in Springfield, Missouri about 60 miles northeast of Barry County, according to the US Marshal’s Service and the Barry County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said Crawford escaped with two other inmates after Missouri jail break: Christopher Allen Blevins, who faces charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting a lawful stop; and Lance Justin Stephens, who faces charges including possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon.
Two of the Missouri jail escapees were in the same jail pod while the third was in an adjacent pod, Barry County Sheriff’s Office detective Doug Henry said.
He said the trio cut holes in the ceiling and climbed through, fleeing the building through a maintenance door.
Henry said the building is old and the ceilings are made of plaster, which could have made the trio’s escape easier.
Five days after the escape, Blevins was captured near Casper, Wyoming — more than 800 miles away from the jail, the Barry County Sheriff’s Office said.
The third inmate, Lance Justin Stephens, is still on the run.
As of Tuesday, authorities say Lance Justin Stephens remains at large.