CAMDENTON, Missouri- A fugitive who escaped Laclede County custody while on a bathroom break at the hospital is once again behind bars and may face additional charges.

The Camden County Sheriff’sOffice says shortly before midnight on Decemmber 31st, Clarence Proctor, who was being held on probation violation, escaped custody in Laclede County, Mo. after he had been taken to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon, Mo.

The agency says that on January 6th at approximately 7:50 pm. Proctor was observed by a MSHP trooper in the area of Ball Park Road, Camdenton, Mo., driving a blue Chevy extended cab pickup. A slow-moving pursuit ensued involving Law Enforcement from Camden County, MSHP and Camdenton City, the sheriff explained,
Proctor lead officers to the Walmart parking lot in Camdenton where he was taken into custody without incident, they said. 

The sheriff says additional charges have been requested as a result of the pursuit. Proctor was taken to the Camden Jail and was returned to Laclede County on January 7th.

Another inmate escaped LCSO custody in July last year  while using the bathroom at the County Fair while on a work detail. He was shortly recaptured.

Clarence Proctor, courtesy CCSO