Daniel G. Campbell- a 39-year-old Missouri man accused of murder- has escaped from the Texas County Jail in southern Missouri, according to the Houston Herald, who cites Texas County Sheriff James Sigman.
Campbell left from the rear of the jail and was last seen there just before 6 p.m. CST on Monday. He was wearing an orange-and-white jail-issued uniform and was shoeless.
At 7:30 p.m. CST, authorities told the Houston Herald there was a confirmed sighting of Campbell east of Houston on Brushy Creek Drive.
Via the Houston Herald:
Sigman said residents in the area should take action to immediately remove keys from vehicles and secure their homes. A perimeter has been established around the Texas County Justice Center area, he said. A temporary command post is established at Mineral Drive and Forrest Street. Officers from the Houston Police Department, Texas County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol are present.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol have deployed a helicopter and additional men onto the scene.
Who is Daniel G. Campbell
Daniel G. Campbell is charged with first-degree murder of and armed criminal action stemming from a shooting on October 25th that killed Billy Bishop II, 38, and left William Dumboski, 55, seriously injured. The shooting took place on Boiling Springs Road in the Mark Twain National Forest, southwest of the rural town of Licking, Missouri.
Campbell had led the police on a 70-hour manhunt before his arrest.
He was being held in Texas County Jail without bond.
A Licking man named Robert Lane, 38, had been arraigned for allegedly assisting Campbell after the shooting took place on Lane’s property. Campbell’s getaway vehicle was registered to Lane, and a duffle bag of Campbell’s clothing and an alleged note from Campbell to Lane were found by the police at Lane’s residence. The note, which had instructions to burn it, stated Campbell was going to Montana.