Two Inmates Escape from Shannon County Jail
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 3:13pm admin
Troop G troopers are assisting the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department with an escape that occurred at their jail shortly before 3:00 p.m. on September 27. Two inmates overpowered a jailer and are still being sought as of press time.
At around 2:56 pm, the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department requested Troop G troopers respond to the Shannon County Jail to a reported assault on a jailer there. Following the assault, two inmates escaped, leaving in a white 2012 Chevrolet Colorado pickup with an aluminum toolbox in the bed. They took the vehicle from a business across the street from the jail. The inmates were wearing orange jump suits. The vehicle was later pursued by law enforcement in the Ellington, Missouri area and eluded officers in the area of Highway 72 in Reynolds County.
The escapees are identified as: Hunter S. Vest, age 20, Elsinore, Missouri. Vest is a white male 5’6” tall, weighs 120 pounds, short brown hair and brown eyes. He is known to have connections in the Qulin, Missouri, area. He was being held on a Carter County charge of resisting arrest by fleeing.
The second subject is: Cameron P. Kennedy, age 25, Duncan, Oklahoma. Kennedy is a white male, 5’11” tall, weighs 160 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He was being held on Carter County charges of tampering with a motor vehicle 1st degree and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The investigation is being continued by Troop G troopers, investigators with the patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department.
Persons with information on the whereabouts of the escapees should call the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop G Headquarters at (417) 469-3121, *55, or your nearest law enforcement agency.
edited by Amanda Mendez, publisher