After around the clock searching, and countless man hours the two inmates that escaped from the Pushmataha County Jail are now back in custody and facing new criminal charges for escaping from a penal institution.
On Sunday night, February 16, two DOC inmates being housed in Pushmataha County Jail escaped after overpowering jail staff while the inmates were being served. The inmates were spotted by Antlers Police Departmentâ€™s dispatchers and the hunt began.
Monday night, around 10 p.m., one of the escaped inmates was recovered in Choctaw County. Sheriff Duncan says Avery is now back behind bars.
Michael Avery was apprehended on HWY 271, just a mile north of HWY 70, but Clayton Scraper is still on the run.
U.S. Marshals, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Choctaw County Sheriff's Office and Bryan County Sheriff's office have been assisting in the search.
On Sunday night two inmates being housed at Pushmataha County Jail in Antlers escaped after overpowering the jailer on duty.
Deputies are looking for Michael Avery and Clayton Scraper. Authorities say they were last seen running west away from the jail and were wearing white boxers and white t-shirts.
Both men are considered dangerous.