Wagoner inmates take guard’s keys, lock him in cell to escape

Mickey Staggs

Mickey Staggs

WAGONER, Okla. – Two Wagoner County Jail escapees are back in custody Tuesday after they overpowered a jailer to escape.

Officials said 35-year-old Larry Cotton and 38-year-old Mickey Staggs got away from the jail at about 9 p.m. Monday.

Authorities said the pair grabbed the guard, took his keys and locked him in cell.

Larry Cotton

Larry Cotton

The jailer suffered minor injuries in the struggle but is expected to make a full recovery.

According to jail officials, Cotton and Staggs have long criminal histories.

Cotton was captured Tuesday morning and Staggs was caught just a few hours later.


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