Travis Lee Davis- Missouri/Oklahoma- 2019 (CAPTURED) Mar 15, 2019 6:34:46 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 15, 2019 6:34:46 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: kctv5.com via Pettis County Sheriff's Office)
From the Daily Mail:
Police are hunting a fugitive with a distinctive neck tattoo who managed to escape jail before fleeing again after stealing a police car while handcuffed.
Travis Lee Davis, 30, was arrested nearly 350 miles away from the jail in Pettis County, Missouri where he escaped Saturday night by climbing into the ceiling, police say.
But after being arrested in a parking lot in Oklahoma on Wednesday he managed to evade law enforcement for a second time - this time driving off after stealing a police car.
Cops had been called by a woman claiming that he had kidnapped her at gunpoint. The alleged victim - later identified as Christole Hurst - is now also being treated as a suspect after police discovered 'numerous phone calls' between the pair.
Davis, who has an eye of providence tattoo on the front of his neck, is said to have been seen at a casino with Hurst shortly before she called police, accusing him of kidnap.
The eye of providence tattoo represents the eye of God. It is also used on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States.
Heavener Police Department say he was handcuffed behind his back and inside of the police car when he managed to get into the driver's seat and drive away.
Officers had been outside of the vehicle interviewing Hurst when Davis broke free.
LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale told 40/29 News: 'There were numerous phone calls between he and her when he was in the county jail there (Missouri) and she had been driving him through southern Missouri since his escape and hiding him out.'
Davis, who is considered dangerous, is said to have driven two miles before crashing the car. Police say he may have jumped onto a passing freight train.
The Heavener Police Department said in a statement Wednesday: 'It is possible that Davis escaped the area by trespassing on a freight train, however, people in the area should keep their doors locked and be watchful for strangers.
'Anyone driving in the area should not pick up any hitch hiker and should definitely report them to the Leflore County Sheriffs Office.'
Court records show Davis is being held on $110,000 bond for various charges, including kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, domestic assault, resisting arrest and parole violation.
The Pettis County Sheriff's Department said in a statement: 'Davis climbed up into the ceiling of G Pod, across the rafters, through a maintenance access hole in the concrete wall, into a maintenance access closet, which lead to an exterior exit on the S. Lamine side of the jail and fled on foot.'
He is described as white, six feet tall and weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
Thoughts? Davis has made a few national media websites likely due to the bizarre series of events in relation to him escaping twice. The problem is of course this shows a very desperate man so hopefully they arrest him with no one getting harmed.
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