'Keep all doors locked': Manhunt on for 3 'armed and dangerous' inmates who broke out of prison

Lance Justin Stephens, Matthew Allen Crawford, and Christopher Allen Blevins fled the Barry County jail in a daring escape


                            'Keep all doors locked': Manhunt on for 3 'armed and dangerous' inmates who broke out of prison
Three inmates escape a Missouri County jail and are considered armed and dangerous. (Photo: Barry County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
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BARRY COUNTY, MISSOURI: The authorities shared that three inmates have escaped a Missouri county jail on Friday, June 3 and are "considered to be armed and dangerous". According to the Barry County Sheriff's Office, three inmates are - Lance Justin Stephens, Matthew Allen Crawford, and Christopher Allen Blevins. The trio escaped the jail in the early morning hours of Friday, June 3 but the way they escaped is still unclear. As a part of the protocol, the police have warned the public to not approach either of the inmates and call 911 if in possession of useful information.

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This escape stunt comes after a day a Texas intimate who escaped a prison transport and was later killed in an encounter with the police three weeks ago. He was accused of murdering a grandfather and his four grandsons. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, reportedly escaped from a prison vehicle while being taken to a doctor. According to Daily Mail, Lopez murdered Mark Collins, 66, and his four grandsons named Waylon, 18, Carson, 16, and twins Hudson and Bryson 11. Recently, an Alabama corrections officer also escaped with her inmate lover Casey White, but unfortunately, that stunt ended in the death of the officer Vicky White

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Who are the inmates who escaped from the Missouri jail?

The county jail records explain the past records of these inmates as well.

Christopher Allen Blevins

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Blevins, 37, has been charged with 4 charges of unlawful possession of firearms, 4 charges of unlawful possession of weapons, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and tampering with a motor vehicle 2nd degree. He was being held on $16,260 bond. As per the records, he was booked on April 4, 2022.

Matthew Allen Crawford

Crawford, 29, was booked on April 14, 2022, and charged with two counts of theft ($750 or more) and was held on a $30,000 bond.

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Lance Justin Stephens

Stephens was booked on May 16, 2022, and was charged with delivery of controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and unlawful use of weapon. The 29-year-old criminal was held on a $75,000 bond.

Currently, the police is searching for these hardened criminals. The Barry County Sheriff's Office even requested the public to remain calm as the police had been made aware. The police urged people to share any relevant information regarding the criminals on run. Extra precaution is advised at all times.

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One Cassville resident said, "Keep all doors locked. Everybody you know should be cautious. Keep your vehicles locked. It’s really scary that three of them happen to be on the loose.” Another resident who claims to have watched the incident said, "It is nerve-wracking because honestly, I don’t even know how they escaped. It’s scary, you think they would have precautions for them not to escape."

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We will update the story as more information becomes available.