Arrests are pretty common in the Panhandle area, but every once in a while inmates find and take the opportunity to escape. Here's a short list of some of these strange instances of criminals who fought the law, but did not win.

Jeffery Dean Strange

On Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 2023, a man by the name of Jeffrey Dean Strange escaped Carson County Detention Center, prompting authorities to start a manhunt in pursuit of the inmate. His intent or direction was unknown, but according to some sources he has connections to Fritch. However, it did not take long for authorities to find and recapture Strange having been found in the nearby area.

This was not his first encounter with authorities, having been arrested and booked into jail back in 2020 off of controlled substances charges.

Benjamin Jr. Barrera

On September 12, 2023, Potter County officials captured Benjamin Jr. Barrera, 22, who had escaped custody in downtown Amarillo. Barrera had fled while waiting for his transfer to the Potter County Jail from the Santa Fe building. After a brief search by APD, he was found in a garage hiding behind a water heater and was taken back into custody at the Potter County Detention Center.

David Myrie

In 2007, an incident occurred where an Amarillo inmate, David Anthony Myrie, managed to escape from the Randall County Jail on a Tuesday night. Myrie was being held for federal charges related to illegal re-entry into the United States. However, he was swiftly apprehended by APD and was taken back into custody after he was discovered hiding in an alley in downtown Amarillo.

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Wild, Weird, & Outright Odd Crimes of the Texas Panhandle in 2022

There's some strange things that happen here in the Texas Panhandle. And we do mean strange.

If you need a few examples....keep scrollin' to see some of the wild, weird, and flat out odd things that our local hellions have gotten themselves into this far.

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The 806's Strange & Screwed Up Crimes Of 2021.....So Far

It's 2021 and folks are making up for staying indoors and following the law all throughout 2020. This isn't always a good thing, though. There have been quite a few odd, wacky, and outright grotesque crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle this year so far.

From Friona to Lubbock, there's plenty of bad behavior on display throughout the 806 in 2021.

Take a look at what these hellions have gotten themselves into:

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The Missing 18 People From the Texas Panhandle

These are the 18 people from the Amarillo area who have gone missing and have not yet been found. The cases are listed from most recent to oldest. Please take a look and see if you recognize any faces. Any information is helpful for investigators and the families missing them.

If you know anything about the following missing people, please call Amarillo Police Department at (806) 378-3038 You may make an anonymous tip.

Information gathered from the Amarillo Police Department, Charley Project, TXDPS, and NAMUS.

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