Sedalia PD searching for escaped inmate

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UPDATE: The Sedalia Police Department is saying a MoDOT truck could have been stolen by Laird, according to another Facebook post by the Police Department.

Just before 6 a.m. on June 23, the Sedalia Police Department was notified of a stole MoDOT maintenance shed had been broken into and a state truck was stolen.

Srveillance video shows the vehicle was taken around 11:30 p.m. on June 22.

Police says given the time of the theft and Laird’s escape, it’s possible he stole the truck.

SEDALIA, Mo. — The Sedalia Police Department is searching for an escaped Department of Correction inmate, according to a Facebook post by the Police Department.

Jason Laird, 44, from Gainsville, Mo., escaped while on DOC work release at the fairgrounds around 4 p.m. on June 22, 2021.

He was being housed at the Tipton Correctional Facility.

If you have any information contact 911 and the Sedalia Police Department asks that you do not approach Laird.

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