Escaped Inmate Found in Palo Pinto County

Published 05/26 2013 09:36PM

Updated 06/24 2013 10:24AM

This is the gas station in Olney where inmate Michael Rimmer escaped from a prison transport van that was attempting to take him to a Florida Prison early Saturday Morning.

What ensued was Saturday's intense manhunt, during which officers were coming up empty, until Sunday Morning.

"When he lit him up he raised his hands and said you got me and that was the end of it." Said Olney Police Chief Barry Roberts.

Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Deputies stumbled across Rimmer off of Interstate 20 and Highway 281 and now authorities in Olney are planning on filing charges against the felon who fled their town.

"We are fully intending to make appropriate reports and turn it into the district attorney and charge him with escape here in our city." Said Roberts.

Chief Roberts is grateful for the hard work of authorities from Young County, Graham and surrounding areas who lent manpower to Olney Police to help with the search.

"They helped us immensely and I'm very appreciative, we've got a good working relationship between the county and our police departments here in our local area so it's good to have teamwork." Said Roberts.

With Rimmer now back in police custody, many within this quiet town can sleep a little easier.

"A lot of the community has spoke with us and said we're glad he's caught we're at rest. One elderly lady said we'll I can put my baseball bat back up." Said Roberts.

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