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Inmate captured after escaping St. Francois County jail

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Richard Putney, 45, fled on foot from the St. Francois County jail Saturday (Credit: St. Francois County Jail) Richard Putney, 45, fled on foot from the St. Francois County jail Saturday (Credit: St. Francois County Jail)
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

An inmate that escaped the St. Francois County jail Saturday was caught Sunday afternoon, according to police. 

Inmate Richard Putney, 45, fled on foot from the St. Francois County jail earlier in the evening. Putney was serving as a trustee at the time, according to police. 

Officers said that the 45-year-old is not considered violent or dangerous. He was serving time for misdemeanor trespassing charges but police said he is a career criminal from the Potosi area. 

Local law enforcement confirmed that they have several leads to his whereabouts.

Anyone with information should contact police.

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