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June 5, 2014

Escaped inmate caught after 12-hour manhunt

Sulphur —

Law enforcement captured a man early Thursday after he escaped from the Murray County jail Wednesday afternoon.

 After a 12-hour manhunt, officers from several agencies captured 31-year-old Brandon Evans within blocks of the jail at 12:30 a.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain Ronnie Hampton said Evans was seen by a resident who phoned police.

According to radio traffic, Evans allegedly forced his way out of the jail and ran. Hampton said 12 troopers assisted Murray County sheriff's officials with the manhunt, along with Sulphur police, U.S. Marshals, Chickasaw Lighthorse police and National Park rangers.

According to Oklahoma District Court records, Evans was charged in Murray County June 3 with several felonies, including second-degree burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated eluding a peace officer and leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries.

Evans, of Ardmore, has outstanding warrants in Carter County where, since 2001, he has been charged with eight felonies and seven misdemeanors ranging from drug possession to burglary to assault and battery, according to Oklahoma District Court records.

 

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