Inmate who walked away from correctional center while serving time for lewd proposals to a child back in custody

Curtis Seals, Jr.

LEXINGTON, Okla. – An inmate who walked away from an Oklahoma correctional center is back in custody.

Around 8 a.m. on Monday, correctional officers at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center noticed that 39-year-old Curtis Seals, Jr. was not present during the inmate count.

Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections say he was present during the 6 a.m. inmate count, and they believe he walked away from the facility between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

ODOC officials confirmed to News 4 Tuesday afternoon that he was found 10:30 p.m. Monday night at the Canadian River, about one mile south of 144th Street and Box Road in Cleveland County.

Seals is serving nine years in custody after being convicted of five counts of lewd or indecent propositions or acts to a child.