Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:17 AM by KOMU Staff
Updated: Jul 25, 2012 9:18 AM
UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, officials tell KOMU they still have not located the escaped inmate. Please continue to check KOMU.com for updates as the story progresses.
GREENFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Officers from several agencies are searching for a man who escaped from a southwest Missouri county jail.
The Dade County sheriff's office says 23-year-old William Korry Smith remained at large Tuesday afternoon, a day after he broke out by faking an emergency and overpowering a jailer.
Smith was being held on suspicion of theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.
The sheriff's department said Smith may have had help with the escape. Officials found a cellphone that appears to have been smuggled into the jail and showed recent communication between Smith and a woman just before the escape.
The jail is located in Greenfield, about 60 miles northwest of Springfield.