Deputies: Escaped Inmates Stole Car with Motorcycles, Still on Run

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UPDATE 9:15 P.M.
 
After more than 30 years of business, the owner of the canoe van says he was surprised when he got the call Monday morning saying the vehicle was missing.  He says he was even more stunned when he saw the only thing missing is the set of keys the men stole.
 
Owner of Sugar Island Camp & Canoe in Pineville, Missouri, Edward Ables, says, “I didn’t even know the van was missing until they called me because I was out of town in Fort Smith and I got home so late that I didn’t check everything out.”
 
The van was stolen overnight Sunday by two inmates, Matthew Miller and Keith Davis, who broke out of the  McDonald County Jail.
 
Police say the two men drove the van to Springdale where it was found behind a restaurant next door to Midway Auto Sales. The dealership where they then stole two motorcycles and a maroon 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser.
 
After more than 30 years of business, Ables says he’s glad to be back behind the wheel. He says, “It feels pretty good. I mean it’s just an old canoe van, but we use it all the time, so I mean it’s nice that it’s not in a ditch or turned over somewhere.”
 
He adds, if there’s a next time, thieves will not be able to steal the van so easily. He says, “Instead of just hiding the keys in the vehicles, we will have them inside of our office from now on.”
 
 
KNWA will continue to update this story as it develops
 
UPDATE 3:32 P.M.
Owners of Midway Auto Sales and the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office say the escaped inmates also stole a 1998 maroon Toyota Land Cruiser, along with the two motorcycles.
 
According to the dealership owners, they believe the inmates put the motorcycles in the back of the Land Cruiser. McDonald County Sheriff’s Office also say the inmates may be driving the Land Cruiser. 
 
KNWA will continue to update this story as it develops
 
 
UPDATE 11:23 A.M.
The McDonald County Sheriff’s Office says the escaped inmates have been spotted in Northwest Arkansas.
 
According to Sheriff Michael Hall, investigators believe the escapees stole a car from a local campground, then ditched it in Springdale, where two motorcycles were reported stolen.
 
Sheriff Hall says his staff is working with Springdale Police to further track the two men.
 
KNWA will continue to update this story as it develops.
 
 
ORIGINAL REPORT
(KNWA via KSN) — The McDonald County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an escape that happened from its jail sometime overnight Sunday into Monday.
 
Matthew Miller, 22, of Eagle Rock Missouri, and Keith Davis, 24 of Anderson, Missouri, are wanted for Escape, Stealing, Assaults and are considered dangerous.
 
If anyone sees them, please contact the McDonald County Sheriffs’ Office or your local law enforcement.
 
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office shared the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. Benton County Sheriff’s Office is warning Arkansas residents not to approach the escapees.
 
According to KSN, this is not the first time the Miller and Davis have escaped the jail. On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the two inmates escaped overnight and then returned to their cells without incident. Deputies were alerted of the incident and found footage of them on the cameras. 
 
McDonald County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (417) -223-4315.

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