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Statutes > Missouri > T38 > C575 > 575_210

Escape or attempted escape from confinement–penalty.

575.210. 1. A person commits the crime of escape or attempted escapefrom confinement if, while being held in confinement after arrest for anycrime, while serving a sentence after conviction for any crime, or while atan institutional treatment center operated by the department of correctionsas a condition of probation or parole, such person escapes or attempts toescape from confinement.

2. Escape or attempted escape from confinement in the department ofcorrections is a class B felony.

3. Escape or attempted escape from confinement in a county or privatejail or city or county correctional facility is a class D felony exceptthat it is:

(1) A class A felony if it is effected or attempted by means of adeadly weapon or dangerous instrument or by holding any person as hostage;

(2) A class C felony if the escape or attempted escape is facilitatedby striking or beating any person.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1986 S.B. 450, A.L. 1994 S.B. 763, A.L. 1995 H.B. 424, A.L. 2009 S.B. 44)