Stringtown inmate captured; woman arrested
The Associated Press - July 26, 2018 10:55 am
STRINGTOWN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who walked away from a prison in southeastern Oklahoma has been apprehended and a woman accused of helping him escape has been arrested.
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says 34-year-old Johnny Simmons was captured Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area south of Coleman, about 104 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
Officials say they have arrested 41-year-old Tammy Edwards on complaints of aiding in Simmons’ escape and harboring a fugitive.
Officials say Simmons walked away from the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown early Wednesday. A resident reported seeing Simmons come out of the woods and ask to borrow a phone. Officials say a canine unit tracked him down from there.
Among other things, Simmons was serving time for second-degree burglary and assault and battery.