Following a botched fugitive transport by a private company, Montana officials are working to ensure a homicide suspect that escaped custody over the weekend in Sanders County is brought back to the Midwest.
However, the incident put new focus on the capabilities of a private prisoner transfer service from which the prisoner escaped.
Sunday morning, Chadwick Shane Mobley was en route to Missoula from Lincoln County when he slipped out of his handcuffs and ankle shackles at the Plains Town Pump. He evaded law enforcement for nearly two full days before he was apprehended just after 6 p.m. on Monday evening.
A news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office stated Mobley was the subject of a nationwide manhunt for a homicide case in Michigan. He was spotted on June 28 and was subsequently arrested at a grocery store in Libby.
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Mobley was held in the Lincoln County jail pending his extradition to Michigan. Sanders County Sheriff Shawn Fielders said the private transport service was bringing Mobley to the Missoula airport, to be flown to Michigan, when he escaped supervision in Plains.
On Monday, he was found near River Road West in