3 of 5 jail escapees from Pike County captured

Monday, September 10, 2012 | 7:27 a.m. CDT; updated 9:26 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 10, 2012

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — Three of the five men who escaped from a northeast Missouri jail are back behind bars.

Five inmates of the Pike County Jail removed a stainless steel shower head controller on Saturday, which allowed them to gain access to a service area and exit the building in Bowling Green, about 70 miles northwest of St. Louis.

Sheriff Stephen Korte says three of the men were captured early Monday. A search for the other two continues.

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