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Inmate captured after escaping unfenced Oklahoma prison


April 15, 2020

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A man who escaped last week from a minimum-security state prison in McAlester has been captured, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Jeremiah Hobbs, 40, was arrested Monday following a traffic stop by law enforcement officers in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) north of the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester.

The department said Hobbs disappeared last Thursday after walking away from the unfenced facility.

Corrections said a woman identified as Hobbs' girlfriend was also arrested during the traffic stop...

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