Fugitive caught in Owensville wanted on county warrant sent back to prison

Owensville police helped locate a wanted Gasconade County fugitive hiding in a residence in the 300 block of Springfield Road early Thursday morning. 

Owensville Police Lt. Scott Griffith said patrolman Brenn Finley learned Douglas Keith Logan was in a closet on Springfield. Sheriff’s deputies working at the fair were notified and with city police took Logan into custody.

The Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office was looking for Logan and listed him as their “Most Wanted Fugitive” on their social media Facebook page.

Logan, 38, was wanted for parole violation on the original charges of second-degree burglary and stealing more than $750. He was also being sought on a felony contempt of court charge.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mark Williams made a recent post advising citizens not to approach Logan. “Doug,” he posted, “if you see this remember that you can run but you can’t hide. We will get you sooner or later.”

Logan was transported to the Crawford County Jail and incarcerated without bond. On Friday he was returned to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

“Just want to take a moment to give a shout-out to Chief Robert Rickerd and his officers from the Owensville Police Department,” Williams posted as a follow up after the arrest. “Chief Rickerd’s officers are hard-working and very dedicated to not only protecting and serving the citizens of Owensville but also the citizens of Gasconade County as a whole. By working together, we were able to capture our Most Wanted Fugitive early this morning.

“We also want to give a shout-out to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department for their invaluable assistance in bringing this fugitive to justice. This was truly a team effort and we can’t thank these other agencies enough.”

He also thanked area lawmen  and women for the “inter-agency cooperation” including Hermann and Rosebud police, sheriff’s staff in Osage, Crawford, and Maries counties, and the MSHP.