Update: Authorities find inmate who escaped from Oklahoma facility

James Edward Weber Jr.

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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.


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