Three Pike County Escapees Captured
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) - Three of the five inmates who escaped from the Pike County, Missouri jail are back in custody after being captured while panhandling near a convenience store in Oklahoma.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that all three of the captured escapees from the Pike County Jail in Bowling Green are from Louisiana – 27 year old Emanuel Chatman and brothers 22 year old Jacob and 25 year old Jason Darnell.
The men were arrested about 2 a.m. Monday near Midwest City, Oklahoma.
All five escaped Saturday after removing a shower head controller, gaining access to a service area at the jail. 49 year old Joseph Verive formerly of Elsberry and 40 year old William John Thomas Wilkerson Jr. of Florissant remain at large. Verive was jailed on a charge of domestic assault. Wilkerson was held for failing to appear in court for allegedly stealing anhydrous ammonia.
Anyone with information on the two remaining escapees is asked to call the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 573-324-3202.