- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

KAHOKA, Mo. (AP) - Officials in a rural northeast Missouri county are evaluating security at their jail after an inmate was able to escape.

Clark County Sheriff Paul Gaudette says 26-year-old James Sturm of Williamstown escaped about midnight Tuesday by kicking part of a ceiling in a holding cell. The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig (https://bit.ly/1VQVPC2 ) reports that Sturm was apprehended about eight hours later.

The jail is in downtown Kahoka. A resident who lives about seven miles outside of town reported a stolen truck. Police in Hamilton, Illinois, saw a truck matching the description, prompting a chase that ended on a Mississippi River bridge, where police in neighboring Keokuk, Iowa, had set up a roadblock.

Sturm was originally jailed awaiting trial on drug and resisting arrest charges filed in September.


Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com

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