2nd Shannon County jail escapee captured in Ripley County, Mo.

2nd Shannon County jail escapee captured in Ripley County, Mo.
Hunter S. Vest (left) and Cameron P. Kennedy (right) have been taken into custody. Both are accused of overpowering a Shannon County jailer and escaping from the facility on Sunday afternoon. (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol)

SHANNON COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A second man is back in custody after an escape at a Shannon County Jail on Sunday, September 27.

According to the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Hunter S. Vest, 20, of Ellsinore, was taken into custody on 21 North in Ripley County on Wednesday, October 7.

He was being held on a Carter County charge of resisting arrest by fleeing.

Hunter S. Vest is accused of escaping from the Shannon County Jail. (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol)
Hunter S. Vest is accused of escaping from the Shannon County Jail. (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol) (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Cameron P. Kennedy, 25, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was taken into custody at an Ellington home on Monday night.

The white truck Kennedy and Vest were last seen traveling in was also recovered.

Kennedy was being held on Carter County charges of tampering with a motor vehicle first degree and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Cameron P. Kennedy was taken into custody Monday night at a home in Ellington.
Cameron P. Kennedy was taken into custody Monday night at a home in Ellington. (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol)

MSHP reported on Sunday, that Vest and Kennedy overpowered and assaulted a jailer shortly before 3 p.m.

Shortly after the assault, the two inmates escaped the jail and left area in a 2012 Chevrolet Colorado truck with an aluminum toolbox in the bed.

The truck was parked at a business across the street from the jail. Again, the truck has since been recovered.

MSHP said authorities chased after the truck into the Ellington area, but the inmates managed to elude officers near Highway 72 in Reynolds County.

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