Hayti Police: Escaped inmate back in custody

An escaped inmate wanted by the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office and Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office is back in custody.
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 9:31 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 5:20 AM CDT
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KENNETT, Mo. (KFVS) - An escaped inmate wanted by the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office and Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office is back in custody.

The Hayti Police Department said in a statement that DeWayne Woods Jr. was taken into custody on the 1600 block of North Oates in Hayti without incident at 8 p.m. on Monday, August 1.

In the statement, the police department thanked the citizens for “all the tips that led to a quick peaceful resolution in this matter.”

According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, an ambulance crew took inmate Woods to the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning, July 31.

Sheriff Holder says Woods then escaped from a corrections officer at the hospital.

Woods was being held at the Dunklin County Justice Center for failure to appear, burglary, assault, robbery and armed criminal action.

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