UPDATE: Dade County Still Seeking Escaped Inmate

7 years 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, July 25 2012 Jul 25, 2012 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:17:00 AM CDT July 25, 2012 in News
By: KOMU Staff

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.

 

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