Michael Tisius – White, age 19

Sentenced in Boone County, Missouri
By: a jury
Date of crime: June 22, 2000
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Tisius was convicted of shooting Leon Egley (age 33), a councilman, and Jason Acton (age 36) in an attempt to free jail inmate, Roy Vance (age 27).  Vance’s girlfriend, Tracie Ann Burlington (age 27), was charged as Tisius’ accomplice in the crime.  The two entered the jail they shot the two jailers before searching unsuccessfully for a key to open Vance’s cell then fled.
Sources: Jefferson City News-Tribune (MO) 6/23/00 (2000 WLNR 10741733), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) 12/11/02 (2002 WLNR 1175086), 7/16/10 US Federal News (HT Syndication) 00:00:00, The Columbia Daily Tribune (MO) 12/2/11 AP Alert – MO 22:13:31.