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Lockdown lifted at Norman public schools, both suspects in custody

NORMAN, Okla. – Several schools in south central Norman were on lockdown while authorities searched for suspects who escaped from a McClain County facility Monday morning.

Police arrested one suspect, Chase Clemons, shortly after the escape Monday morning.

The other suspect, Taylor Brotherton, was on the run until just before 4 p.m.

Chase Clemons

Chase Clemons

Authorities said both men were serving time for drug charges.

Police said Taylor Brotherton and Chase Clemons were in a work release program at the McClain County expo center.

Officials said the two suspects stole a truck, got into a chase with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and ended up hitting a fence.

Taylor Brotherton

Taylor Brotherton

Norman Public Schools sent this message to parents:

“EMERGENCY NOTICE – Several NPS schools in the south central area of Norman are in lockdown while NPD works a non school incident with anarmed suspect. We will keep you updated.”

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