TULSA, Okla. – Authorities are searching for an inmate who reportedly they say walked away from a halfway house Thursday.
Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections say inmate Michael M. Watts was discovered missing at 9:11 p.m. during a facility count Thursday at the Tulsa Transitional Center.
Watts signed out on an approved off-center work itinerary at 8 a.m. but did not return at 8:30 p.m. as expected.
Watts is a 26-year-old Native American man, 5-feet 10-inches tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.
Watts is serving time for drug possession and escape after lawful arrest.
The center is a halfway house that is home to over 290 male inmates.
People with information about Watts can call the DOC’s fugitive hotline toll-free at 866-363-1119.