Jackson Co. Man Who Escaped From Police Caught, Arrested

Murphysboro — James Bailey, the Jackson County man who escaped police custody Thursday night near Elkville is behind bars after being captured in rural Jackson County Friday night. According to reports from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call at around 1:30 Friday afternoon from a man who had spotted Bailey near Chamness Road. Officers responded to the area and were able to arrest Bailey. He is being held in the Jackson County Jail on $500,000 bond. A court date has not yet been set.