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FAYETTE, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri county jail inmate was captured after taking off in a deputy's patrol vehicle.
Authorities say a Pettis County deputy was driving two males and a female to state prisons in Fulton and Vandalia Thursday when inmate Ronald W. Greer of Sedalia convinced him to stop at a rest stop in Cooper County.
Greer allegedly assaulted the deputy, took keys and a weapon and fled. Howard County Sheriff Charlie Polson says the two other inmates stayed in the vehicle and had no role in the assault.
The car was spotted near Glasgow going up to 100 mph. With several law enforcement agencies searching. Greer was captured along a Howard County road.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the deputy was later treated at a Boonville hospital.
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