Escaped inmate is apprehended in Oklahoma City

An inmate who escaped from the Mac Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown on Monday evening was apprehended Tuesday afternoon at an Oklahoma City residence.
by Graham Lee Brewer Published: May 27, 2014
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An inmate who escaped from the Mac Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown was apprehended by authorities Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma City.

Robert Jackson, 28, was unaccounted for during the 8:30 p.m. bed count Monday, said state Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie. The minimum security units of Mac Alford are not surrounded by a security wall or fence, and Jackson walked away between inmate counts, Massie said.

Jackson was taken into custody about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 1800 block of Homa Street by Oklahoma City police and state Corrections Department officers, Massie said.

Massie could not provide further details regarding the residence or how Jackson got from Stringtown to Oklahoma City.

Jackson was serving time for concealing stolen property, eluding an officer and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was due for release in 2019.

He had been written up for several infractions while serving time in the Oklahoma prison system, including possession of a cellphone and making verbal threats.


by Graham Lee Brewer
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Graham Lee Brewer began his career as a journalist covering Oklahoma's vibrant music scene in 2006. After working as a public radio reporter for KGOU and then Oklahoma Watch he went on to cover the Oklahoma Senate for eCapitol before joining the...
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