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Search continues for escaped Oklahoma City man near Goldsby

McClain County sheriff’s deputies are continuing to search for a man who escaped custody after being arrested at the scene of a burglary Thursday. Curtis Lee Johnson is considered dangerous and may be armed.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: July 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm •  Published: July 18, 2014
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A Norman police officer puts on his tactical gear as he joins a manhunt Thursday near Goldsby in McClain County. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN
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A Norman police officer puts on his tactical gear as he joins a manhunt Thursday near Goldsby in McClain County. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN STEVE SISNEY -

McClain County deputies continued Friday to search for a man who escaped after being arrested at the scene of a burglary near Goldsby.

Officials are looking for Curtis Lee Johnson, 31, of Oklahoma City, who is considered to be dangerous and possibly armed.

Sheriff Don Hewett said a manhunt was launched Thursday after Johnson managed to get out of a patrol car in which he had been placed while law officers searched for a gun they think was thrown into a grassy area beside Burr Oak Road, where he was arrested.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Norman Police Department and District 21 Tactical Team, joined in the search Thursday.

Friday evening, Hewett said Johnson may be out of the area, and only McClain County officials remained searching in the immediate area around Burr Oak Road near the Goldsby airport. However, an all-points bulletin is in effect for Johnson’s arrest.

Deputies Friday sought an arrest warrant for Johnson so his name could be entered into a national database, so any law enforcement officer he comes into contact with would know he was wanted, Hewett said.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
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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