Newton County Escapee captured in Joplin, located in a travel trailer

Michael Durison, 39, escaped police custody at Freeman Neosho on Sept 18 after assaulting a Corrections officer
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NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Sheriff Chris Jennings states Newton County escapee Michael Durison, 39, is back in police custody.

After following several tips Newton County Detectives and the Joplin Police Department took Durison into custody in a travel trailer located at 1808 West 20th, near 20th and McCoy, in Joplin.

Arrested with Durison at the travel trailer, a 20-year-old female was taken into custody at the same time. Charges are being requested against her for hindering prosecution.

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Durison escaped from custody on Sunday, September 18, 2022, while being treated at Freeman Hospital in Neosho. At that time he assaulted a Corrections Officer and managed to flee the hospital.

He was originally being held for extradition to Louisiana. Now he will also face additional charges in Newton County.

Pending new charges submitted to the Newton County Prosecuting Attorney include:

  • First Degree Assault
  • First Degree Robbery
  • Armed Criminal Action
  • Disarming a Corrections Officer
  • Escape from Custody

He is being held without bond at this time.

“I want to thank all the Agencies that assisted with the search during the original escape as well as all assistance given to apprehend Durison,” Sheriff Chris Jennings

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