Inmate walks away from BJCC, Alva

Alva residents were confused when a long siren was activated Saturday night. The weather gave no indications of a tornado. The siren was triggered by an inmate walking away from Bill Johnson Correctional Center in Alva. Residents were told to make sure their doors and their vehicles were locked. The correct siren for an inmate escape is three short sirens, according to information later posted by the city.

According to a news release from the Department of Corrections, the walk away was Joey Mena (DOC 2001856). Inmate Mena walked away from BJCC sometime between 6:23 p.m. and 9 p.m. on March 18...


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