Murderer escapes from southern Oklahoma medium-security prison
Jason Bales, 29, an inmate serving life without parole from a 2007 Oklahoma County murder conviction, escaped from a medium-security prison in Stringtown on Monday, according to Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie.
STRINGTOWN — An inmate serving life without parole from an Oklahoma County conviction escaped from a medium-security prison Monday, Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie said.
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Jason Bales, 29, was serving life without parole for a 2007 first-degree murder conviction. He was being held at the Mack Alford Correctional Facility in Stringtown.
Bales is white, stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 196 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He sometimes goes by the alias of “Wompass Bales” and is described as “armed and dangerous” by the Corrections Department.
Online corrections records list 10 convictions stemming back to 2002 involving a variety of crimes, including second-degree arson and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Anyone should call the state Corrections Department's internal affairs fugitive apprehension unit at 425-2570, or toll free at (866) 363-1119.
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