Escaped inmate turns himself in at bar, has a beer

2016-07-07 06:54
Police often fail to act on protection orders, leaving the perpetrator free to continue abusing his victim
PHOTO: Doug Berry / Getty Images

Police often fail to act on protection orders, leaving the perpetrator free to continue abusing his victim PHOTO: Doug Berry / Getty Images

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Paris - An inmate who escaped a northwestern Arkansas jail, showed up at a nearby bar a week later, ordered a beer and declared he was turning himself in.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 45-year-old Shaun Higham turned up on Tuesday night at Mitch's Place in Paris, about 10 km from the Logan County Jail. He was wearing a dirty prison uniform and covered in insect bites.

Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks says there had been no sightings of Higham since he picked a lock and fled the county jail on June 28.

The bar's owner called police, saying Higham was there and that he wanted to turn himself in. Higham was drinking a beer when police arrived. He surrendered without incident.

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