2 PRISONERS BACK IN CUSTODY AFTER ESCAPING FROM DICK CONNER CORRECTIONAL CENTER IN HOMINY
News 9 - November 15, 2023 6:02 am
OMINY, Okla. –
Two prisoners are back in custody Wednesday after they escaped from the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy on Sunday, November 12.
Both prisoners were apprehended by US Marshals and McCurtain County Deputies on Tuesday night, authorities said.
The Hominy Police Department was made aware of two missing inmates around 10 p.m. Sunday, officials said.
Prison officials advised the last time the inmates were seen was around 6 p.m. on camera, but not noticed to be missing until 10 p.m.
Multiple Hominy officers with the assistance of Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Osage Nation Police Department, and Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the prison and searched the area using drones, K9’s and by driving, officials said.
Authorities in Pushmataha County were at one point in pursuit of a vehicle that was suspected to be involved with the escape, officials said.
Authorities were able to stop that vehicle and take the driver into custody, but two males ran from the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued, officials said.
The driver that was taken into custody confirmed with that the two males that ran from the vehicle were the two escaped prisoners, officials said.
The inmates in question were identified as Aaron Victory and Bradley Cherry, according to officials. Both were in the minimum security housing units at Dick Conner, officials said.
Both inmates are convicted felons for theft and drug charges, which is what their current sentences are for, officials said.