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Suspect in custody in East Prairie, school lock down lifted

Clyde David Franklin being taken in to custody. (Source: East Prairie Police) Clyde David Franklin being taken in to custody. (Source: East Prairie Police)
EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) -

Police in East Prairie have taken a man in custody after a manhunt this morning.

According to Chief Danny Lafferty, Clyde David Franklin was found in a shed outside of a home in East Prairie.

Franklin was wanted on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.

A woman who lives on Lee Street heard someone in her shed and called police, according to Lafferty.

The chief said an officer convinced Franklin to surrender.

Investigators have been looking for him for 3 weeks.

Neighbors were surprised to see this in East Prairie. 

"That's very rare to happen in this town," said Kaitlyn Shands. "East Prairie's a very civil and respectful town and for something like that to happen. I could see why everybody was scared cause nothing like that usually happens."

All schools in East Prairie were on lock down Monday morning. That lock down has been lifted.

Police say that the lockdown was precautionary and no children were in harm's way.

"no children were ever in danger we just wanted to make sure they would stay put and continue to be safe until we got him in custody," said Captain Joleda Matney.

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