Police captured this escaped Missouri inmate; Then he escaped again

The man with the "Eye of Providence" tattooed on his neck was reportedly handcuffed in the backseat of a cop car, then got to the front seat and escaped

March 15, 2019 - 11:14 am

SEDALIA, MO (KMOX) -  A Missouri inmate remains on the loose for a fifth day and now has multiple instances of evading police. 

For a moment, police had Travis Lee Davis, 30, captured on Wednesday after allegedly tried to kidnap a woman at gunpoint. He was sitting the back of a cop car in Heavener, Oklahoma, about 350 miles from where he escaped days earlier. 

The officers had Davis with his hands cuffed behind his back, in the back of the police car, behind a cage, reports 4029tv. Police told the local station they are unsure how, but Davis was able climb through the window and into the driver's seat of the car, then take off.

Davis drove about 1.5 miles before crashing it into a tree and police believe he may have gotten on a train that was approaching the area at the time.

He was originally being charged with kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a minor, domestic assault, resisting arrest, and parole violation.

He was reportedly discovered to be missing Sunday night after he climbed into the ceiling and made his way into a maintenance closet near an exit, said the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Police say he fled on foot, then was found after the woman who he allegedly tried to kidnap called police from a convenience store while Davis was asleep in a car.

Davis is described as a white male, 6' tall and 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.  He has several tattoos including an eye within a triangle on the front of his neck.  He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and grey pants.

In addition, police say that Davis is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on the escape or his whereabouts is urged to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office at 660-827-0052.   

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