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.

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