UPDATE: 4/28/14 A Haskell County prisoner is back in custody. The Sequoyah County Sheriff says Edward Branch, 36, was captured early Monday morning.
4/22/14 STIGLER, Okla. – Stigler Public Schools are on lockdown as a precaution after officials reported a prisoner escaped from the Haskell County Jail.
According to police, this isn’t the first time 36-year-old Edward Branch has escaped.
Officials said Branch was being held for most recently robbing and elderly woman at knife-point.
His criminal history also includes assault and battery, breaking and entering, robbery and weapons charges.
Stigler schools are only locked down as a precaution.
Jail officials said Branch escaped through a plumbing room.