Escaped Inmate Arrested In Randolph County

An inmate that escaped from Chariton County today [Wednesday] was arrested this afternoon in Madison.

The Monroe City Police Department says a Chariton County Deputy was taken over by two inmates, which lead to one of them stealing a patrol vehicle.

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Investigation revealed the suspect was possibly headed toward Monroe City, and as a precaution Monroe City Schools were put on lockdown in the middle of buses being loaded at the end of the school day.

At approximately 3:20, the suspect was taken into custody.

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