Inmate David Lee Kemp missing since 1999 caught in Oklahoma

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities in southwest Oklahoma say they've captured a murder suspect who's been on the run since a brazen jail escape with eight other inmates in 1999.

David Lee Kemp was the only inmate to elude capture after escaping the Comanche County jail March 11, 1999.  He was awaiting trial on two first-degree murder counts in the killings of his ex-wife and another man.

Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley says Kemp was captured early Friday. Jail records show Kemp, now 43, was booked in the county jail at 1:40 a.m.

The FBI says Kemp was spotted in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Louisiana after the escape. It wasn't immediately clear why he returned to Lawton.

Authorities say the inmates escaped after one inmate overpowered a guard using a large barbecue fork.

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