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Authorities near the Missouri/Arkansas border are searching for three men who escaped from the Howell County Jail in West Plains yesterday (09-26-10) morning.
Carey Reese (mug shot HCSO)
Howell County Sheriff Mike Shannon says Carey Reese, 33, of Mountain View, Daniel Wilson, 26, of West Plains and Shawn Clark, 21, of Mountain View overpowered a jailer and stole his truck. Shannon says the trio said there was a problem in a cell and the jailer opened the door without backup. That is a violation of procedure, according to the sheriff.
The jailer was treated at an area hospital for cuts to his head.
CAPTURED Shawn Clark (mug shot HCSO)
Shannon says, Reese who was being held on charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, Wilson who is charged with felony theft and Clark who is charged with tampering with a vehicle and resisting arrest, have pepper spray and handcuffs.
Anyone seeing the men or a truck matching the one stolen truck bearing Missouri tag 4AJ-189 contact the Howell County sheriff's office at 417-256-2544 or call 9-1-1.
UPDATE 5:20 09-27-10:
Authorities captured Wilson and Clark late this afternoon in a home about ten miles from a command station that was set up in Mountain View.
Intel led them to a man to a man who was conspiring with the fugitives. He directed them to a trailer in nearby Shannon County where Wilson and Clark were taken into custody. Wilson and two other men escaped from the roof of the same jail in June of 2008.
Gay Volner, 51, and Amy Tolbert, 37, and a man were taken into custody for questioning. Volner, who had previously dated Reese and Clark, and Tolbert have been charged with aiding and abetting.
The jailers stolen truck was recovered from a nearby pond.
Police are still looking for Reese.
Carey Andrew Resse was captured about 10:30 last night walking near the junction of State Route Y and Sharp Street in Mountain View. Reese was the third and final inmate sought from a jail break from the Howell County jail on Sunday.