Escaped Missouri inmates apprehended in Butler County after pursuit

Four escaped inmates from the St. Francois County Detention Center in Missouri were arrested following a pursuit in Butler County on Friday night, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Officials said troopers from the patrol's Hamilton post stopped a Scion TC around 9:30 p.m. after observing a traffic violation on the State Route 4 bypass at State Route 129 in Fairfield Township.

Troopers approached the vehicle and began talking with occupants, officials said in a release.

"While troopers were talking with them, the vehicle fled the scene and a short pursuit ensued," the release states, adding the Scion came to a stop on Brooke Hill Court near Willow Brook Drive in Liberty Township.

The four occupants fled on foot and two of them were quickly taken into custody, officials said.

Law enforcement began searching the area for the two remaining suspects.

West Chester police located and apprehended one of the suspects in West Chester Township around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, the release states. The last suspect was taken into custody by deputies from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office just after 9 a.m.

The escaped inmates have been identified as Aaron Sebastian, 30, Kelly McSean, 52, Lujuan Tucker, 37, and Dakota Pace 26.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said five inmates escaped from the Missouri detention center on Tuesday.

The fifth escapee, Michael Wilkins, was arrested Friday in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and taken back to the St. Francois County Detention Center by the U.S. Marshals Service and the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department.

The last escapee captured in Butler County was found hiding in the backseat of a vehicle in a residential subdivision in Liberty Township, Jones said.

"When people escape and they're trying to get away, they're very, very desperate and they do desperate things," Jones said.

Jones said the vehicle driven by the escaped inmates is suspected to be stolen and it had stolen Kentucky license plates. He said it's unknown why the men were in Butler County.

Sebastian, McSean, Tucker and Pace have been booked at the Butler County Jail, officials said, adding the incident remains under investigation and all four could face additional charges in Ohio.

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