3 parolees escape from halfway house, 1 dies after standoff
NEW BLOOMFIELD (AP) — Audrain County authorities say one of three parolees who escaped from a halfway house in central Missouri was found dead after a long standoff with law enforcement.
Audrain County Sheriff Maj. Matt Oller said Thursday that the three men escaped Wednesday from the home in Fulton.
They then allegedly stole a Missouri Department of Transportation vehicle, robbed a bank in Martinsburg and led officers on a chase that lasted nearly an hour and included shots being fired at officers. Oller says after the vehicle crashed into a home in Montgomery City, two suspects — Cecil Golden and David Franklin — were captured.
The third person, 23-year-old Wade Sargent, ran into a nearby home that was unoccupied. After the standoff, Sargent was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.