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2 “dangerous” inmates back in custody after “violent” escape from Oklahoma jail

GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. - Two inmates are now back in custody after escaping from an Oklahoma jail.

The escape was reported around 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Garvin County jail.

Officials said Jeremy Dwayne Lavorchek, 29, and Travis Earl Seat, 31, overpowered two detention officers.

Jeremy Lavorchek.

Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes said it appears Lavorchek had a plan.

"He may have forced his toilet to overflow, allowing the deputy to feel the need to let him out and use another restroom facility," Rhodes said.

And, that's when he said Lavorchek entered a control room.

"This is a pretty violent event in the fact that Jeremy Lavorchek used this knife, held it at my female jailer's throat," Rhodes said.

Authorities said Lavorchek held the female deputy hostage and forced another deputy to release Seat.

The inmates then stole a jailer's vehicle and led officials on a chase.

Authorities were able to disable the vehicle and took Lavorchek into custody at the scene.

Seat ran into a field, where he was captured a short while later.

Travis Seat.

Rhodes said things could have been worse.

"Lavorchek still had the shank on him that was used in the escape," he said.

No injuries were reported during the escape or chase.

Rhodes said new charges will be presented to the district attorney Monday morning.

The inmates were being held on a $1 million bond following an armed robbery at a pharmacy in Pauls Valley.