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ODOC: Inmate back in custody after walking away from McAlester facility

Posted at 9:02 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 15:06:38-05

MCALESTER, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit said an inmate who walked away from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester is back in custody.

52-year-old Kirby G. Yates walked away from the minimum-security facility Thursday afternoon, according to ODOC officials. Officials said Yates is serving a five year sentence for first degree arson.

ODOC said McAlester Police Department apprehended Yates late Thursday night after a short pursuit.

ODOC said Yates could face additional charges due to walking away from the facility.

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