Escaped Missouri inmate crashes police car in Oklahoma, still on the run

Posted at 10:37 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 11:37:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An escaped Pettis County inmate was spotted in Oklahoma Wednesday after allegedly kidnapping a woman, escaping custody in a police car and then crashing it.

Travis Davis, 30, escaped jail in Sedalia, Missouri, Sunday night.

The Heavener (Oklahoma) Ledger reported a woman entered a travel plaza and reported being kidnapped by Davis.

Davis was apprehended by two prison guards, who held him until police arrived.

Davis allegedly escaped again in a Heavener police car and crashed it just north of the town.

Police told the Ledger Davis was able to climb through the cage divider in the car from the back seat to the front seat.

Officials are searching for him in the area. Schools are on lockdown, according to NBC affiliate KNWA.

The Heavener police chief said he believed Davis may have escaped onto a Kansas City Southern train.

The Poteau (Oklahoma) Daily News posted photos of the crashed police car on Facebook.

Davis was initially jailed on charges including kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a minor, domestic assault, resisting arrest and parole violation.

He is a white man, 6-feet tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Davis has several tattoos including and eye with a triangle on the front of his neck.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and gray pants.