Oklahoma Decides: 2016 Primary Election Runoff Results
Update on Service Interruption for Dish Subscribers — Click here
Follow storms on KFOR live interactive radar

UPDATE: Vinita inmate back in custody after escaping from correctional center

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
BARBEE, STEPHEN

VINITA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says an escapee, who was considered armed and dangerous, is back in custody.

Authorities said 25-year-old Stephen Barbee escaped from the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Craig County Sunday evening.

Our Tulsa affiliate, KJRH reported Barbee missed an 8:30 p.m. check.

County Sheriff Jimmie Sooter said he believes Barbee may have stolen a truck less than two miles from the facility.

Deputies said Edwin Greschke, the vehicle’s owner, discovered his truck missing around 7:30 p.m., roughly an hour before correctional officers learned of Barbee’s disappearance.

Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Barbee was taken back into custody.