Manhunt Ends; Hillsboro R-3 School District Lifts Lockdown

HILLSBORO, Mo. (KMOX) –  Police say the burglary suspect, who was able to get out of a seat belt in the back of an unmarked police car, is back in custody.

Jefferson County authorities say the deputy fired at the man Thursday, but wasn’t hit.

The abandoned police car was found in a wooded area. The Jefferson County Sheriff Department still is not releasing any other information.

As previously reported:

School buses are rolling and students are on their way home after a modified lockdown.

The Hillsboro High School graduation has been pushed back to 8 p.m. There will also only be one gate open to the Athletic Complex during this time.

As previously reported:

Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says the man is a known serial burglar to police. His name is Jason Wilson, 32, a white man last seen wearing a white T-shirt and plaid shorts.

Marshak says a deputy fired shots at the car as Wilson drove off, but its not known if he was hit.

Deputies have helicopters and dogs helping with the search.

Hillsboro schools were placed on modified lockdown after Wilson escaped.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

The superintendent of the Hillsboro R-3 School District confirms all school facilities have been placed on a “modified lockdown,” after reports of an armed gunman in the area shooting at police.

Dr. Aaron Cornman says the shots were fired at Highway 21 and Highway B, which is about a half mile to a mile from any of the schools.

Cornman says all school personnel and students are safe.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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