Update: Authorities find inmate who escaped from Oklahoma facility
CUSTER COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities found the inmate who escaped late Tuesday night.
Officials say inmate James Edward Weber Jr. escaped from the Custer County Detention Center around 10:05 p.m. while he was on trustee status.
After church service in the jail, he was assigned to carry a box of bibles out to the minister’s vehicle after church service, but he ran away once he got outside.
Officials say the 27-year-old inmate was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt, blue denim pants and tennis shoes.
He was being held on Forgery, Domestic Assault and Battery, Tampering with Utilities and Possession of Stolen Property.
A Custer County citizen saw Weber and directed the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to his location.
Officials say the inmate was taken into custody without incident.