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Pettis County fugitive accused of stealing police car

A man wanted after escaping from the Pettis County Jail is accused of stealing a police car in Oklahoma after authorities tried to recapture him.

KHBS reports that Heavener, Oklahoma, Police Chief Ty Armstrong says police found 30-year old Travis Lee Davis at a convenience store Wednesday after a woman called to report that she was the victim of a kidnapping. Armstrong says Davis managed to crawl through the cage of the police car and drove about 1.5 miles before crashing into a tree. Armstrong says it’s possible that Davis may have gotten onto a passing train.

Davis was reported missing from his cell block late Sunday night in a jail in Pettis County, where he had been held since a hostage situation last month involving a woman and a toddler. Davis had been jailed on kidnapping, child endangerment and other charges.

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