A pair of inmates who escaped from a Missouri jail were captured Tuesday in Texas more than 24 hours after they eluded guards, according to authorities.
Matthew Miller, 22, and Keith Davis, 24, were detained at about 11:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. ET), McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall told NBC News. A statement from the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office said the inmates were in custody in Bowie County, Texas, about 300 miles south from the McDonald County Detention Center, which they escaped from sometime overnight Sunday.
Hall said on Monday that investigators thought Miller and Davis were in Arkansas because a van they are thought to have stolen in Missouri was spotted in Springdale, about 40 miles south of the jail. The Springdale Police Department said two motorcycles were stolen in the city and police were working to determine whether the escaped inmates were responsible for the theft.
Hall said the inmates had escaped by squeezing through a shower room door and into a maintenance facility that had access to the outside.
Both inmates were wanted for escape, stealing and assaults, according to a statement posted Monday by the McDonald County Sheriff's Office. The statement warned the public that the escapees are "considered dangerous."
Elisha Fieldstadt is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.