Escaped murder suspect captured

4 years 3 months 1 week ago Monday, July 07 2014 Jul 7, 2014 Monday, July 07, 2014 5:34:00 AM CDT July 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

WINONA, Mo. (AP) - A murder suspect who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail while watching a fireworks show is back in custody.

Winona Police Chief Alonzo Bradwell says 35-year-old Jason McClurg of Winona was arrested without incident Sunday evening at a camper trailer near his hometown.

McClurg ran away from the Shannon County jail in Eminence Friday night when he and other inmates were taken outside to watch a fireworks show.

KYTV reports that Shannon County Sheriff Steven Blunkall says the deputy who took the inmates outside the jail to watch the fireworks was fired for violating jail policy.

 

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