Female reportedly helped Davis flee Missouri
LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale is now saying the female who said she had been kidnapped was actually an accomplice of Travis Davis, who stole a Heavener police car Wednesday and is still loose.
Seale said there are recorded phone calls between Davis and the female, who Heavener police chief Ty Armstrong identified as Christole Hurst, on the night Davis escaped from a Missouri jail.
The sheriff also said the couple were videoed inside the casino gambling earlier in the morning and after they ran out of money, Davis went to sleep in the car and Hurst then reported she had been kidnapped.
Seale said Hurst is facing charges for filing a false report and aiding and abetting.
Davis was placed under arrest at the Choctaw Travel Plaza on the north end of Heavener (see STORY). Davis was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car while officers were interviewing Hurst.
Davis was able to get his handcuffs to the front, crawled through the panel separating the front and back seat of the police car and drove off, getting approximately 1.5 miles before crashing the vehicle.
Davis fled on foot. He was reportedly barefoot. Armstrong said he believes Davis might have escaped by jumping on a Kansas City Southern train.
Davis Is considered dangerous and authorities advise residents to avoid him and call 911. The search will continue Thursday.