Patrick T. Smith
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RAY COUNTY, Mo. – A manhunt near Lawson ended shortly after 8:00 Wednesday night.

Deputies from Ray and Clay Counties were searching for Patrick T. Smith, 33,who reportedly stole a police cruiser around 1:00 in the afternoon. Smith abandoned the vehicle after a pursuit and fled on foot, prompting the Lawson School District to go on lockdown.

Although it was thought Smith might have been armed, he was taken into custody without incident.