Ada police catch escapee who crawled through patrol unit window

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ADA, Okla. - An armed robbery suspect escaped Ada police custody Tuesday morning and went on an alleged crime spree.

Johnny McGee, 39, is being held in jail without bond.

Police first caught up with him at the Oakhurst Apartment complex after a call to 911.

The caller said they could hear what sounded like someone fighting inside one of the units.

“The door was barricaded, so they had to force entry and once inside they found two gentlemen and a young lady. There was a shotgun leaned up against the wall. When the young lady heard the police, she ran out and said there’s guns. There’s guns,” said Lisa Bratcher, spokesperson for the Ada Police Department.

 Officers arrested McGee along with 18-year-old Cody Denewith and 20-year-old Decoteau Imotichey.

 While they were making sure the area was safe, McGee crawled out of a cruiser window and took off running.

 “He was handcuffed behind the back as is protocol and was able to because he’s a thinner gentleman, able to do, where he lifted it under his legs and got out, so they were in the front,” Bratcher said.

 He then allegedly stole a woman’s car and made it north of town to Byng where an off-duty officer spotted him getting into another vehicle.

 Still in handcuffs, McGee surrendered peacefully, police said.

“When he was apprehended he was cold and wet and hungry. So it looks as if he’d been running all day long,” Bratcher said.

man in the home was treated at a hospital for some scratches and bruises. Police are still searching for a motive for the armed robbery.