Escaped Inmate Back in Custody

By |2018-05-16T10:11:29-05:00May 14, 2018 10:10 am|Local News|0 Comments

FARMINGTON, MO (KDKZ-TV) Authorities say that an inmate who escaped from custody of the St. Francois County Jail on Saturday is now back behind bars.

Richard Putney was re-arrested on Sunday. He escaped from custody at around 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Authorities spent several hours looking for Putney.


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