Inmate Captured In Broken Arrow After Escaping From McAlester Prison

Apr 15, 2020

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a man who escaped from a minimum security state prison in McAlester has been captured.

The department says 40-year-old Jeremiah Hobbs was arrested Monday following a traffic stop 75 miles away from McAlester in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.

Hobbs disappeared Thursday from the unfenced Jackie Brannon Correctional Center. The corrections department says a woman identified as Hobbs' girlfriend was also arrested during the traffic stop on a warrant for harboring a fugitive.

The department said Hobbs was serving an eight-year sentence for burglary and now faces a potential felony escape charge.

Court documents don’t list an attorney to speak on Hobbs’ behalf.