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Missouri county jail escapee caught in Mills

Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 5:56 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Authorities in Mills have captured one of three men who escaped the Barry County Jail in Missouri. The two other escapees remain on the run.

Investigators say the three men cut a hole in the ceiling and entered a water heater storage area on June 2. They broke an exit door. They then stole a truck and abandoned it near Salina, Kansas. Sheriff Boyd believes the three then went their separate ways.

Natrona County Law Enforcement was advised by the United States Marshall’s Service that a subject who escaped official detention from a facility in the state of Missouri was possibly in Natrona County. The subject was identified as 37-year-old Christopher Blevins, who was believed to be armed and dangerous, driving a gold Dodge Ram with a flatbed, and possibly with a female.

According to a press release from the Mills Police Department, at approximately 11:20 am, area law enforcement had information that Blevins was possibly at Ghost Town Truck Stop. At 11:22 am, officers with the Mills Police Department arrived at the Ghost Town Truck Stop and observed a gold Dodge Ram flatbed occupied by a male driver and female passenger parked on the west side of the truck stop.

Immediately upon officers entering the parking area, a male entered the driver’s side of the vehicle and fled. Officers activated their overhead lights in an attempt to make contact with the occupants of the vehicle, however, the vehicle continued fleeing eastbound on the Old W. Yellowstone Hwy frontage Road.

Officers pursued the vehicle at speeds of nearly 80 miles per hour for approximately two minutes before the Dodge Ram pulled to the side of the road. The driver, Blevins was successfully taken into custody. The female passenger, who will not be named at this time, was released pending further investigation.

If you know anything about the missing two inmates, call 911 or the Barry County dispatch at 417-847-4911.

For more information on the escapees visit the KY3 article by clicking here.

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