Escaped inmate from Phelps County Jail captured

PHELPS COUNTY, MO. - A man who escaped jail in Phelps County earlier this week has been caught.

Michael Shultz was part of a supervised crew working outside the jail when he ran away Monday night. He was captured Wednesday in Arnold and transported back to the Phelps County Sheriff's Department. He is being held without bond.

Deputies said they have video footage of him getting into a white Chevy pickup afterward. Cole A. White, 24, who is accused of driving that vehicle, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with aiding the escape of a prisoner.

The Phelps County Sheriff's Department said Shultz's girlfriend, 39-year-old Mary Christine Dames, was arrested Wednesday and is also charged with aiding the escape of a prisoner. She and White are both being held on $100,000 bonds.

The United States Marshall's Service assisted in the investigation.

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