Escaped convict’s crime spree ends with crashed Porsche


A prisoner made two grand escapes from incarceration and went on a two-month crime spree spanning 3 states — which handiest ended when he crashed a stolen Porsche all the way through a high-speed police chase in Texas.

The rampage began in November when Tyler Payne, 31, and Thomas Cofer, 41, escaped from the Choctaw County prison in Oklahoma in the course of the roof, in line with WBAP. The duo then made their approach to Frisco, Texas.

Two girls who had been out buying groceries had their handbag stolen by means of the runaways on Nov. 14, police mentioned. One 71-year-old had her bag strap round her neck and used to be dragged to the ground because the thief attempted to take it from her — leaving her with cuts and bruises, Frisco police mentioned.

Payne and Cofer’s good fortune ran out in Mississippi they usually had been arrested after police say Payne car-jacked a grandparent who used to be losing a kid off in school, as reported by means of WAPT-TV.

Two escaped inmates go on multi-state crime spree.
Two escaped inmates cross on multi-state crime spree.
Hinds County Sheriff’s Workplace

However it used to be a brief incarnation for Payne, who used to be miraculously discovered to be lacking all the way through the jail headcount on Christmas Day, in line with KLTV. He and every other inmate, Treverro McElroy, 36, fled the Hinds County prison in Raymond. His unique spouse in crime, Cofer, used to be now not a part of the second one jailbreak.

The sought after males went to a close-by church the place they stole a van and made a getaway. The automobile used to be later recovered from “a frame of water” in Texas, the Hinds County sheriff mentioned.

Tyler Payne
Tyler Payne

Traverro McElroy
Traverro McElroy


Payne was finally caught when he crashed on the highway in Dallas while being chased by authorities.
Payne used to be in any case stuck when he crashed at the freeway in Dallas whilst being chased by means of government.

“A witness reported a [white male] pushing the van into the water,” the sheriff mentioned.

On Jan. 10, Payne returned to Frisco the place police say he stole a Cadillac SUV, then upgraded, stealing Porsche in Dallas the similar day. As a number of police companies tracked him, a police pursuit ensued down I-35 — finishing when the sports activities vehicle crashed at the freeway.

Police in Texas say two escaped inmates victimized a shopper at a Target in Frisco.
Police in Texas say two escaped inmates victimized a client at a Goal in Frisco.

Now detained once more, Payne is recently within the sanatorium in Texas dealing with a couple of new fees, and regulation enforcement additionally plan to extradite him to Mississippi.

McElroy, his crime spree spouse in the second one, break out stays at the run as of Friday.



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