Adair County Escape

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A man who escaped from custody at the Adair County Courthouse and led authorities on a chase is accused of committing more crimes while he was at large.

Christian Wheeler, of Knifley, is accused of stealing a truck after he got away from sheriff's deputies yesterday.

The Adair County Sheriff's Department says wheeler then wrecked the truck and while on foot flagged down a motorist and hitched a ride to a home where he was taken into custody.

Wheeler is accused of committing two burglaries while on the loose.