Police Searching for Escapee in Pemiscot County


A search is underway in Pemiscot County for a man that escaped from the county courthouse Monday, September 20 at approximately 4 p.m.The Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office reported that Jonathan Stewart, 23 of Hayti, was being escorted to the county jail from the courthouse when he broke away and ran from a deputy. The sheriff’s office said Stewart was not an inmate, but he had just been sentenced to 120 days in Missouri Department of Corrections for a probation violation on original charges of burglary. Stewart was last seen running west of the courthouse in Caruthersville. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and faded blue jeans. The sheriff’s office said several agencies have been searching for Stewart, but so far they have been unable to locate him. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Stewart is asked to contact the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office at 573-333-4101 or their local law enforcement.

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