Details are still coming in but according to a press release from Clay County, 29 year old Richard Malone has been taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Malone was the focus of a several county search including Clay, Randolph, Greene, Craighead and Ripley County Missouri. Malone who had warrants out of Craighead was also wanted in connection with several auto thefts and allegedly holding his own parents at gunpoint before fleeing from police. He had been described as armed and dangerous. During his escape he left behind weapons and drugs in a vehicle.

Formal charges have not been announced, Malone is being held at the Clay County Jail to await a Bond Hearing.