NEW MADRID - A man wanted for escaping from custody was recaptured by law enforcement.
New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported that Donnie Eugene Tubbs, 35, was taken into custody in Tallahassee, Fla., on Thursday.
Officials had initially searched for Tubbs in New Madrid County after he escaped from custody while being transported from St. Francis County in Missouri to Conway County, Ark. In Arkansas, Tubbs stole a dump truck which was recovered near Matthews in New Madrid County on Tuesday.
Stevens said he expects Tubbs to be extradited by Arkansas authorities.
For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.