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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