Photo Courtesy: Phelps County Jail

Escaped Inmate from Phelps County Arrested Following Weekend-Long Chase

An inmate from the Phelps County Jail is back in custody after escaping over the weekend.

Officers say Jonathan O’Dell and another inmate escaped from the prison late Friday night.

The other suspect turned himself in shortly after, but O’Dell stole a truck and fled the area.

A statewide search was conducted for the truck. It was found in Ray County, where authorities were led on a high-speed chase.

O’Dell was eventually arrested west of Kansas City. He is facing weapon’s charges after making threats to shoot illegal immigrants and threats to shoot Border Patrol employees if they tried to stop him.

He is back in police custody. The truck that O’Dell stole has also been recovered.