Shannon County inmates escape after assaulting jailer

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SHANNON COUNTY, Mo. — Two inmates escaped the Shannon County Jail.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 3 p.m. the inmates assaulted a jailer and escaped in a white Chevy Colorado with a toolbox in the back.

Highway Patrol says they are traveling eastbound out of Eminence.

Highway Patrol says the escapees were pursued by law enforcement but were able to get away from officers.

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