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Inmate captured a day after fleeing Oklahoma prison facility

The Associated Press - January 27, 2019 8:58 am

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say a 48-year-old inmate who ran from a minimum-security prison in eastern Oklahoma has been apprehended a day after his escape.
The state Department of Corrections said in a statement that Aaron Foote was spotted Saturday by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and taken into custody.
Foote had been serving a four-year sentence for auto theft in Oklahoma County.
Officials say he fled the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester late Friday. The center, a former hospital, is unfenced and houses more than 700 minimum-security inmates. It’s adjacent to the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
Foote will eventually be taken to a more secure facility for incarceration. It was not immediately made clear what additional charges he may face.

 

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