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Inmate who escaped from prison goes to bar for drinks and turns himself in

By Mason White 10:27 AM July 8, 2016
Shaun Higham 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) An inmate who escaped from prison, voluntarily surrendered himself to police after grabbing a few drinks at a bar, according to police in Arkansas.

Logan County police said that 45-year-old Shaun Higham, went to Mitch’s Tavern in Paris, before telling the owner that he wants to go back to jail.

According to the police investigation, Higham picked the lock of his cell and left the Logan County jail. The following week, he showed up at the bar dressed in his prison uniform, and he was covered with insect bites.

He was also dirty and smelly. After drinking at the bar, Higham told the owner that he escaped from prison and wanted to turn himself in.

The bar owner immediately called the police and Higham was arrested. Higham was in prison on an aggravated robbery charge.

“Tonight at approximately 9:15 p.m., Shaun Higham was taken into custody by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. Higham was wearing dirty looking scrubs and orange shoes.

“The owner of Mitch’s Tavern called the Sheriff’s Office and said that Higham was there and wanted to call Sheriff Hicks. We immediately responded to Mitch’s Tavern and found Higham inside drinking beer.

“He was taken into custody without incident. He was tired, hungry and covered with insect bites. He was transported back to the Logan County Detention Center, where he is being held on his previous charges and numerous additional charges,” the Logan County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.