Inmate Escapes Work Detail in Phelps County


ROLLA, Mo. — Authorities in Phelps County are looking for Michael J. Schultz, he was an inmate in the Phelps County Jail, working outside the jail on a supervised crew when he ran off.

The Sheriff’s Department says it happened about 7:50 p.m. Monday.  Security video show Schultz getting into a white long bed Chevy pick-up truck (below)  and drive off.

Schultz was being held on charges for a non-violent crime, according to the Sheriff.

He is described as 32, 6’02” tall, 200 pounds with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing orange pants, a white t-shirt and brown work boots.

Schultz has ties to the Union, Franklin County Missouri area. Anyone with should contact the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department at (573) 426-3860, your local police department or call 911.

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