Escaped Scott County, Mo. inmate taken into custody

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 2:15 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 3:16 AM CDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The search is over for an escaped inmate in Scott County.

According to Scott County Sheriff Wes Drury, Austin Mason was taken into custody in Butler County at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14.

The sheriff’s office was requested to help the Chaffee Police Department look for 20-year-old Mason just before 11 p.m. on Monday.

When deputies arrived to the Chaffee area, they were told Mason escaped from their custody.

Sheriff Drury said when officers were in the process of moving prisoners from outside back inside, two inmates decided to make a run for it.

One of the prisoners returned a few minutes later, but Mason did not.

The sheriff says Mason was first in custody for numerous felony charges.

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