Mo. Man Mistaken for Arkansas Escapee

4 years 4 months 2 days ago Wednesday, August 14 2013 Aug 14, 2013 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:36:03 PM CDT August 14, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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