Detention Center Escapee in Custody

Published 10/05 2013 04:12PM

Updated 10/05 2013 04:15PM

The search for an escapee of the Jefferson County Detention Center is over tonight.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office put out an alert that 25-year-old Joshua Dennis Nelson has been taken into custody near Purcell, OK.

Authorities say he escaped yesterday at around 5:30 a.m. and they've been looking for him ever since.

Two Jefferson County schools were put on lock-down because of the escape.

Nelson was sentenced to prison for drug and burglary convictions in Oklahoma and McClain counties.

Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More Stories

Don't Miss

Latest News

  • Texoma's Home Page

  • KFDX 3 Weather

  • KFDX 3 Sports


  • KFDX 3 Weather

  • KFDX 3 News

  • TexomasHomepage Mobile App