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Written by  Tuesday, 12 March 2019 17:04
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  ODOC agents take HMCC walkaway James E. Smith into custody Tuesday, March 12, 2019, afternoon near the minimum-security prison for men. Smith walked away Monday, March 11, 2019, from the prison located outside of Atoka. ODOC agents take HMCC walkaway James E. Smith into custody Tuesday, March 12, 2019, afternoon near the minimum-security prison for men. Smith walked away Monday, March 11, 2019, from the prison located outside of Atoka.

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ATOKA, Okla. -- Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations agents located Howard McLeod Correctional Center walkaway James E. Smith around 3 p.m. Tuesday.


Smith, 39, was discovered missing from the minimum-security prison for men around 7:50 p.m. Monday. He was located about 6 miles away from the facility in a rural area Tuesday.


When he walked away, Smith was serving several Stephens County sentences for armed robbery, firearms possession and escape after lawful arrest.


HMCC security staff, area law enforcement, and ODOC agents were searching for him overnight until he was found Tuesday.


He will be returned to the facility and moved to higher security. He could also face additional charges related to his walking away.

 

 

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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