Five state inmates escape Oklahoma prison, four recaptured
April 5, 2020
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Four of five inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison in southeast Oklahoma were quickly recaptured while the fifth remained at large Monday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
Authorities were searching for Christopher G. Coffey, 29, who was serving a total of 12 years for larceny and a prior escape conviction, according to a DOC news release.
The department said the five escaped late Sunday after breaking out a window on the second floor of the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester.
Three were recaptured by McAlester police after...