U.S Marshals say last Barry County fugitive captured planned to flee the U.S

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – U.S. Marshals say the last of the Barry County Jail escapees had plans to flee to the country.

Just last night, the Barry County Sheriff’s office announced that U.S. Marshals had taken Lance Stephens, the third and final jail escapee into custody.

Upon arrest, officers discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and over $5,000 in Stephens’ possession.

Police say their investigation led them to believe the fugitive was planning to flee to Mexico.

Fugitives escape

On Friday, June 3, authorities say Lance Justin Stephens, Matthew Allen Crawford and Christopher Allen Blevins escaped the Barry County Jail in Cassville, Missouri.

Authorities last Monday stated they believed the suspects were no longer in the Barry County, Missouri area. Authorities also believe the inmates are no longer together. “One was seen in Arkansas, one in Springfield,” Henry said.

Fugitives captured

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office announced on June 13th, that Mattew Crawford was taken into custody In Springfield, Missouri.

Just five days earlier, Barry County Deputies announced the capture of Christopher Blevins near Casper, Wyoming.


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