Escapee may have changed appearance

Police are still on the lookout for a man who escaped from the Mecosta County Jail late Wednesday night. Full Story
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bobby duckworth

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Nov 28, 2008
shoot on sight by anybody
Walmart Wolverine

United States

#2 Nov 28, 2008
What the hell was he doing in a county jail?

Since: Jun 08

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#3 Nov 28, 2008
Really, he may have changed apperance. Ya think. He is probably not in the area either.
my 2 cents

Ionia, MI

#4 Nov 28, 2008
KCGR wrote:
Really, he may have changed apperance. Ya think. He is probably not in the area either.
I think you're right. I don't think he's going to stay in the area for long with all those cops looking for him. But you never know. He may have family in the area that is willing to hide him.

Since: Oct 07

Big Rapids, MI

#5 Nov 28, 2008
Walmart Wolverine wrote:
What the hell was he doing in a county jail?
Ahhhh, awaiting a trial for his 30 (and counting) felony charges in the county.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#6 Nov 28, 2008
I grew up in Big Rapids, there is a lot of places to hide. Manistee National Forest isn't that far away either. Nor any woods for that matter.
my 2 cents wrote:
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I think you're right. I don't think he's going to stay in the area for long with all those cops looking for him. But you never know. He may have family in the area that is willing to hide him.
Yes to Barack

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Nov 28, 2008
Found this clown and lock him under the jail!!

Since: Nov 08

Allendale MI

#8 Nov 28, 2008
Thank you Mr. Obvious...like changing his appearance wasn't the first thing on his to do list????
BEER FOR MY HORSES

Mosinee, WI

#9 Nov 28, 2008
bobby duckworth wrote:
shoot on sight by anybody
100% agree, except gut shoot em, then wait 1 hour, dial 911. During that hour I will give him a watchtower catalog, and sign him up for Amway disturbitorship. just kidding, empty the clip! then get his buddies. BEER FOR MY HORSES!!
Wideeyedandmysti fied

Carson City, MI

#11 Nov 28, 2008
Walmart Wolverine wrote:
What the hell was he doing in a county jail?
Everybody starts local jackass! They END UP in prison.
refela

Plymouth, MI

#12 Nov 28, 2008
people never learn
RUKDNME

Anchorage, AK

#13 Nov 29, 2008
No! He doesn't have any family in the area and NO - even if he did, we wouldn't hide him! The press is so one sided! They have NOTHING that ties him to those crimes! That's why he's been in there since March! They're HOPING something comes along!
Sam W

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Nov 29, 2008
The correction officers should be fired. I saw the officers on TV and it's no wonder they couldn't catch him. They all were overweight. Get them all on treadmills for crying out loud.

Since: Jul 08

Palatine, IL

#15 Nov 29, 2008
Have they caught this s.o.b. yet?? I have relatives [blood relatives!] that live up near there and had another relative call them last night to give them the "Make sure your doors are locked, leave a couple lights & tv on, if someone knocks in the middle of the night, don't answer it, call 911 right away....." speech
Mecosta County Resident

Coldwater, MI

#16 Nov 29, 2008
Sherrif Sonnatag needs to be held personnaly responsible for his escape, he is allready blaming the company that installed the skylight, that is just typical, point the finger at someone else instad of owning up to being in inept sherriff
Justice

Allendale, MI

#18 Nov 29, 2008
Let me see if I understand this? This person served a murder conviction, was let go after serving time - then threathens and ties up another man during a robery? Bring back the death penalty. You take a person's life - you should pay with your own. We spend so much time/money/effort/compassion on someone who doesn't value his fellow man life...why? The fact is - they know this and use it to their advantage.
confused

United States

#20 Nov 29, 2008
Sam W wrote:
The correction officers should be fired. I saw the officers on TV and it's no wonder they couldn't catch him. They all were overweight. Get them all on treadmills for crying out loud.
That is the most unintelligent statement I have ever seen. It was a engineering flaw in the "unbreakable" skylight. It has nothing to do with the officers who were on duty taking care of a hundred other people. They responded immediately just as they were trained and trust me, you haven't seen the officers involved.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#21 Nov 29, 2008
Are they sweeping through the rental properties? May want to check the river too. No telling what his frame of mind was.
student

Stanton, MI

#23 Nov 29, 2008
I hope they are sweeping through rental properties... because this is scary. I think they do a great job on what they do, but there's no telling where he could be. Im horrified to go back tomorrow. And trust me I will take them up on their offer to check my house.

Since: Oct 07

out in the sticks

#24 Nov 29, 2008
student wrote:
I hope they are sweeping through rental properties... because this is scary. I think they do a great job on what they do, but there's no telling where he could be. Im horrified to go back tomorrow. And trust me I will take them up on their offer to check my house.
I fear for the students at Ferris as well. A Big Rapids article said that he was wearing a white short sleeve shirt and shorts, so he would have been looking for clothing I'm sure.

Hopefully everyone will heed the warnings and check on neighbors and houses on either side of them. He could have a neighbor tied up in their home! I can't imagine he would stay in BR.

Maybe the poster RUKDNME, who is an obvious family member in Arkansas is hiding him? I hope they find this creep soon!

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