Arapaho inmate escapes

Ponca City Now - February 18, 2015 7:46 am

ARAPAHO, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say they’re looking for a 27-year-old inmate who escaped from a western Oklahoma jail.

According to the Custer County sheriff’s office, James Edward Weber Jr. escaped from the Arapaho jail after attending a church service at the facility on Tuesday night.

The office says Weber was assigned to carry a box of Bibles out to the minister’s vehicle under the supervision of jail staff after the service. Authorities say Weber ran once he got outside the facility.

Weber was in jail on charges of forgery, domestic assault and battery, tampering with utilities and possession of stolen property.

Anyone with information about Weber’s location is asked to call the sheriff’s office.


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