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One escaped inmate near Miami captured, another at large

Posted at 7:52 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 17:27:54-04

MIAMI, Okla. — Ottawa County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook the capture of one inmate, Justin Eby, who escaped early Thursday morning, along with another inmate, Jerry Nichols. Deputies are still searching for Nichols.

Officials said both men faked medical conditions to escape and are considered armed and dangerous.

Miami Public Schools moved to distance learning on Thursday after the two inmates escaped from the county jail, according to a Miami Public Schools Facebook post.

School officials said they made the decision to move to distance learning to ensure the safety of their students, staff and families.

Our team will update parents on device checkout as soon as the situation is resolved. As for now, all school sites are closed.
Miami Public Schools | Facebook

If anyone has information on the Nichols' whereabouts, call Ottawa County Jail at 918-542-2806 or the Miami Police Department at 918-542-5585.

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