POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. - Officials with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office say they have two of the four Lincoln County escapees in custody following a manhunt in Dale Tuesday night.
They were surrounded in the area north of Highway 270 between the Dale railroad track and Bethel Road.
Officials say the two inmates in custody are Trey Goodnight and Jeremy Irvin.
Four inmates escaped from the Lincoln County Jail on Monday.
Officials believe 23-year-old Brian Moody, 41-year-old Sonny Baker, 27-year-old Trey Goodnight and Jeremy Irvin escaped through the jail’s ventilation system.
Authorities say Moody, Baker and Goodnight were all in jail for property crimes.
However, investigators say 31-year-old Jeremy Irvin was in jail on a count of first-degree murder.
Goodnight and Irvin were reportedly seen near the Wes Watkins Reservoir by fishermen near Dale Tuesday night. They allegedly fled into the water and then hid in thick brush.
Officials say Goodnight was arrested first, followed by Irvin. They were taken into custody without incident.
The search continues for Sonny Baker and Brian Moody.
In March, three inmates escaped from the Lincoln County Jail by crawling through a vent. Moody and Baker were a part of that group of escapees.
However, they were all captured and taken into custody a short time later.