An attorney who wanted to marry a client is suspected of helping him escape from a correctional facility, police say.
Amy Lynn McTeer, 39, also is suspected of harboring convicted drug offender Roy G. Kuykendall, 35, at her $335,000 Nichols Hills home. Police officers searched her home Friday and seized her iPhone and other evidence.
Police allege she used her iPhone to post a photo on her Facebook page of her and the escapee together after he walked away from the Union City Community Corrections Facility on July 9.
Kuykendall was captured at lunchtime July 10 at Texadelphia, a Bricktown grill, Oklahoma City police reported. He was with McTeer and had her car keys in his pocket.
She told Oklahoma City police officers he claimed he had been released from prison.
She said she did not know he had escaped. She said they intended on getting married the next day, according to a crime report.
She had “ROY” tattooed on one of her fingers, an Oklahoma City officer reported.
Brother called police
Her brother alerted police, according to the report. He had called corrections officials and confirmed Kuykendall was a fugitive.
The brother told police she had been hanging around with Kuykendall for the past day or so and her behavior had been extremely unusual.
Nichols Hills police reported that officials at the Union City facility found a recording of a phone call between McTeer and Kuykendall planning his escape.
McTeer represented Kuykendall in a 2008 drug case in Beckham County. He pleaded guilty and was serving nine years in prison. He had about 870 days left, an official at the Union City facility said.
After his arrest July 10, she sought to have Kuykendall brought from the Oklahoma County jail to the courthouse for a wedding ceremony, officials said.
Oklahoma County District Judge Jerry Bass confirmed Tuesday that she asked him to perform the ceremony.
He said he did not know the attorney was under investigation. He said he also questioned who would want to marry an inmate, and she replied, “I do.”
He said he agreed to do the ceremony if she got a marriage license, but she never followed through.
“I'm not one to stand in front of love,” the judge said.
Nichols Hills Police Chief Richard Mask said Tuesday the investigation is ongoing. She has not been arrested.
Mask said his officers were told she was planning to get treatment of some kind. McTeer could not be reached for comment. Calls to her home were not answered.
A woman at her office said she would be away for a month.
In the search of her home, Nichols Hills police officers recovered Kuykendall's Corrections Department card and a June drug test.
Officers also found men's shorts, men's blue jeans, men's red underwear, men's white underwear and nine letters from Kuykendall to McTeer, according to an inventory of the search.
Kuykendall was charged July 13 in Canadian County District Court with escape.
He could face up to seven more years in prison if convicted of the felony offense.
McTeer could face a felony harboring a fugitive charge.
Mask said his officers will prepare paperwork for Oklahoma County prosecutors to consider.