Pettis County Deputies and Sedalia Police captured  29-year-old Brandon McGee this morning (July 30) at a residence in east Sedalia in the 1100 Block of East 15th Street.  McGee had been on the run since late Thursday evening (July 24) after successfully escaping from the Pettis County Jail.

Jail staff discovered a control insert removed from a shower stall shortly before 10pm Thursday, and found McGee missing from the cell area.  He was able to fit through the insert opening, which led to a service corridor and escaped through the exterior service door entrance.

On Friday, charges were filed against McGee for escape with no bond. Deputies have been diligently pursuing McGee since his escape and that hard work helped lead to this morning's capture.

The Pettis County Sheriff's Office thanks those who called the Pettis County Crimestopper line and the office. Remember if you have a tip, you're encouraged to contact the Pettis County Crimestopper line at 827-TIPS, that's 660-827-8477.