Officials say man escaped from Oklahoma prison

Ponca City Now - September 5, 2014 7:58 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say they’re looking for a Sand Springs inmate who escaped from a minimum-security prison earlier this week.

The Tulsa World reports officials at the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center discovered 22-year-old Forrest Thomas Devitt was missing after an inmate count on Tuesday.

The facility is in LeFlore County. Warden’s assistant Brenda Yandell says officials believe Devitt left the prison on foot and that he was last heard from in Heavener.

Devitt pleaded guilty in June 2012 of first-degree robbery and robbery with a firearm in Tulsa County. He was serving a 10-year sentence.

Officials say they don’t know yet how he escaped from prison.

Anyone with information about Devitt’s whereabouts is asked to call the Department of Corrections Fugitive Warrants Division.


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