27 year old James Scott Rash, Jr of Mount Vernon is wanted by Atchison County authorities after escaping on foot from Rock Port Police on October 31st. Rock Port Police initially approached a van Rash was the driver of after noticing the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Rash fled and was never found. He is also believed to have stolen a vehicle driven by Cara Livengood of Tarkio after an interview with the passenger. Rash faces drug and numerous other charges and has a prior record of criminal activity in the Mount Vernon and Springfield area.