Mo. Man Mistaken for Arkansas Escapee
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A reported sighting of an Arkansas jail escapee's truck in Kansas City turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.
Thirty-three-year-old Derrick Estell broke out of Arkansas' Garland County Jail on July 28. He was believed to be headed into Missouri, and there was a reported sighting last of a pickup truck he was thought to be driving in Overland Park, Kan.
KMBC-TV reports a nearly identical truck was seen Tuesday in Kansas City. Police went to the scene -- but the man they surrounded with guns drawn was Jesse Phillips, the owner of a landscape company in suburban Lee's Summit.
Phillips told the station Wednesday that officers quickly realized the mistake. He says the situation was a little stressful, but he could laugh about it 24 hours later.