Norman police capture escapee; school lockdown lifted

Two inmates escaped Monday morning while on work release at McClain County's expo center. Both are back in custody, officials report.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: February 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm •  Published: February 11, 2013

3:40 p.m. Taylor Brotherton was taken in to custody in the area of 2200 West Brooks, police report. A patrol officer spotted him and was assisted by detectives. A temporary lockdown at the schools has been lifted.

Police officers have converged on a trailer park on Brooks Street, just east of 24th. Officers chased a man matching Brotherton's description along Brooks and into the park. He is believed to be in custody. Schools have been temporarily locked down again. The area where officers have converged is near both Alcott Middle School and Whittier Middle School.

Although Taylor Brotherton has not been captured, the schools are coming off lockdown, Norman police Capt. Tom Easley said.

“We don't know where he is. We're coming off lockdown and, hopefully, he will pop back up,” Easley said.

Police officers are keeping a loose perimeter, but the decision was made to take schools off lockdown, he said.

— Law officers from several agencies continue to search for a McClain County inmate who is at-large in Norman following an escape Monday morning. They think he is armed.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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