Rumors about an escaped felon and a lockdown cause some confusion in the city of Lake Ozark on Tuesday. Twenty-three-year old Jasmond Hughley of Wentzville was in a vehicle that was stopped by Lake Ozark police for speeding about 7:30 Tuesday morning. Hughley fled and went into the woods behind Central Bank. He was seen at the HH Pharmacy about 9 o’clock using the phone and then at McDonald’s at about 1 o’clock where he was taken into custody with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Lake Ozark Police Chief Mark Maples says at no time was Hughley considered a dangerous individual, but rumors were circulating locally that there was a lockdown.
Chief Maples says when there is a question about a lockdown, businesses and schools are asked call law enforcement.
Hughley, who was on parole for drugs, faces felony possession of a controlled substance, felony resisting arrest, and felony stealing charges, after he took a cell phone from the McDonald’s.