The Buffalo Police Department and Missouri Highway Patrol apprehended last night a man who escaped from jail in the south central Missouri town of Buffalo. Buffalo Police Corporal Scott Boland said Christopher Cornelius overpowered a guard, locked her in a holding area and escaped.
“We got a call about an MFA grain truck being stolen. Buffalo PD joined in with Highway Patrol on the pursuit and apprehended the suspect at Norton Road and Highway 44,” said Boland.
Cornelius was headed south to Springfield. He was in jail on burglary charges.
The guard was not injured.
David Mesey of KTTS contributed to this story.