Sedalia man rearrested after escaping while being escorted to jail

A Sedalia man is taken back into custody after running from court personnel as he was being escorted to jail.

The Pettis County Sheriff says Malachi Sims, 20, was arrested at the county courthouse this morning during an appearance on various charges.  As Sims was being escorted across the street to the jail, he took off down Fourth Street.  Court personnel chased him but lost him, and the Sheriff says Sims was later picked up by a woman in a car.

About an hour later, a deputy spotted that car at the Eagle Stop on East Broadway and made contact with Sims.  The Sheriff says a brief struggle ensued, but Sims was taken into custody, unharmed.  He was taken to the county jail and will likely face new charges for this incident.