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Eastern Oklahoma escapee back in custody

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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.

Read more on his escape and re-capture. 

 

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.

MORE: See more on Branch’s criminal history