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Law enforcement agencies search for escaped Atoka inmate

Posted: 12:25 PM, Jul 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-25 13:25:12-04
Law enforcement agencies search for escaped Atoka inmate

ATOKA, Okla. -- Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for an inmate who walked away early Wednesday morning from Mack Alford Correctional Center's minimum security unit.

Officials said Johnny Simmons, 34, was last seen running away from the facility at about 1:30 a.m. He was found missing during a 2 a.m. count at the prison.

Simmons was described as being 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 210 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Simmons was serving time for second-degree burglary, failure to register as a sex offender, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and pointing a firearm.

He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Simmons' whereabouts is asked to call the Oklahoma Department of Corrections hotline at 405-425-2698.

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