Police officers are looking for an inmate who escaped a jail in Missouri and stole a patrol car from police officers in Oklahoma who arrested him after he escaped the jail.
30-year-old Travis Lee Davis escaped the jail on Saturday night, he was being held on a $110,000 bond for charges that include domestic assault, parole violation, kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a minor, and resisting arrest. Davis was arrested by the police last month after he threatened to kill his girlfriend who is pregnant and a baby while having a standoff with the police.
ESCAPEE from Pettis County! Travis Davis was found to be missing from Pettis Co Jail in Sedalia, MO late Sunday night….
It is believed that Davis escaped the prison by climbing into the ceiling of his jail cell which led him across the rafters and went through a maintenance access hole in the wall which led to a maintenance closet.
Pettis County Sherrif Capt. Dave Keller said that they are hunting 30-year-old Travis Lee Davis, and said that they will arrest him in a matter of time.
On Monday, Travis was charged with escape from confinement and was issued with a 100,000 USD cash-only bond. Travis managed to evade the police officers until a woman called them to the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Heavener, Oklahoma by 7 in the morning on Wednesday by a lady who Travis kidnapped.
The woman said that a man forced her to drive to a gunpoint, when the kidnapper fell asleep, the woman managed to call the police and informed them about the incident.
The kidnapper was identified as Travis Lee Davis who was arrested right away and was placed in the back seat of the police vehicle.
Ty Armstrong The Heavener Police Chief said “He attempted to escape from officers but they caught him, cuffed him and put him in the car. He somehow got the cuffs to the front of him and somehow managed to get through the window in the partition while my guys were interviewing the victim.”
The police said that Davis managed to squeeze himself into the frame that divides the police officers from the arrested individuals and managed to drive away with the patrol car while wearing handcuffs.
Travis Davis managed to drive the car for around 2 miles before he crashed the patrol car into a tree and took off on foot.
Chief Armstrong said that they believe Davis jumped onto a moving cargo train.