Escaped Phelps County Inmate, Accomplice Captured

Girlfriend of innmate charged

ROLLA, Mo.-- The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department said on Wednesday they have located escaped inmate Michael Schultz and his getaway accomplice Cole White.

Escapee Michael J. Schultz was captured in Arnold, Missouri on Wednesday. He was transported back to the Phelps County Jail where he is being held without bond.

White, the driver of the escape vehicle, was arrested in High Ridge, Missouri Tuesday evening. He has been charged with aiding escape of a prisoner and is being held on $100,00 bond.

Schultz’s girlfriend and accomplice, Mary Christine Dames, age 39 of Fenton, Missouri was arrested in Arnold, Missouri on Wednesday for also aiding escape of a prisoner. Her Bond was set at $100,000.

Schultz escaped while working outside the jail on a supervised work crew on Monday.

Sheriff Lisenbe wants to thank the public, United States Marshall’s Service, and area law enforcement for their assistance. Without the cooperation of these agencies, these arrests would not have been possible.

(edited news release)


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