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Authorities track down escaped Oklahoma inmate

Posted: 12:14 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 23:06:45Z
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ATOKA, Okla. — An escaped inmate was found on Tuesday, about 19 hours after he was discovered missing from a minimum-security facility in Atoka, officials say.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says James E. Smith, 39, was found in a rural area 6 miles away from the Howard McLeod Correctional Center about 3 p.m.

Smith was serving sentences for armed robbery, firearms possession and escape after lawful arrest.

He could face additional charges for walking away from confinement this week, DOC says.

DOC plans to move Smith to a higher security.

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