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.
3:30 p.m. 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.
1:05 p.m. 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.
11:50 a.m. NORMAN — 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.
Two inmates escaped from McClain County authorities and stole a county pickup while on a work detail at the county's expo center, Sheriff Don Hewett said.
The men stopped at a convenience store in Washington, where they were spotted, Hewett said.
They fled and crashed into a fence near 24th Avenue SW and Lindsey Street, where officers captured Chase Clemons, 21, the sheriff said.
Taylor Brotherton, 28, fled on foot. Clemons told officers Brotherton had a handgun.
“As a precaution, we are locking down all of our schools while the NPD works this non-school-related incident with an armed suspect in our community,” said Shelly Hickman, spokeswoman for Norman Public Schools.
The two inmates were serving time for drug charges, Undersheriff Bill Shobe said.