GOLDSBY — Multiple law enforcement agencies continued a manhunt Thursday evening near the Goldsby Airport on Burroak Road in McClain County.
Officers are looking for Curtis Lee Johnson, 31, of Oklahoma City. He is considered dangerous and may be armed.
Johnson was one of three people — two men and a woman — arrested Thursday morning after the burglary of an abandoned business, McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett said.
Johnson managed to escape from a patrol car where he had been placed while officers looked for a handgun they believed he had thrown into the bushes. Hewett said Johnson apparently slipped his handcuffs underneath his feet so that they were in front of his body, allowing him to open the patrol car’s door and escape.
Johnson is described as being 5-foot-11, weighing 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing cutoff blue jeans and a light gray or green t-shirt.
Hewett said Johnson is a convicted felon who was recently released from prison.
In custody are Geraldine Claunch, 42, of Norman, and Joseph Kirk Gingrich, 51, Midwest City.
Hewett said the owner of Storm Manufacturing Co. came upon the three people at an abandoned warehouse on Burroak as they were loading computers and other metal onto an 18-foot trailer attached to a van.
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