ODOC: correctional center walkaway back in custody

McALESTER, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says state troopers have arrested a man who walked away Friday night from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center, a minimum-security prison for men.

Troopers located Foote, who was serving a four-year sentence out of Oklahoma County for auto theft, on the Indian Nations Turnpike near mile marker 71.

Foote will be taken back to JBCC, a minimum-security prison for men located on the northwest side of McAlester, where he will be housed in higher security until he is transported to another facility.

At around 7:40 p.m. Friday, a K-9 officer on patrol saw Aaron Foote, 48, leave the facility’s chapel service and walk behind the building.

The officer followed him and asked what he was doing.

Foote then ran away west from the facility, and the officer lost sight him in the darkness.

Foote was serving a four-year sentence for car theft out of Oklahoma County. Authorities say he has a rap sheet stretching back to 1990 for crimes including theft, second-degree burglary, domestic abuse and kidnapping.

Foote was last seen wearing only blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt and tennis shoes.

Facility security staff, Oklahoma Department of Corrections agents and area law enforcement are looking for Foote.

Foote is described as white, 5′ 10″, weighing 176 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Saturday visitation at the facility is canceled.

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