UPDATE: The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Markus Perry is back in custody as of 5:15 p.m.
TAFT, Okla. – An inmate serving time for sexual abuse of a child under 12 escaped from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft.
Officials say Markus Perry, 32, escaped from the prison at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday.
A correctional officer witnessed Perry run from the facility and go into a nearby wooded area.
State troops and several other law enforcement agencies are searching for Perry using drones and tracking dogs.
Officials say it is possible Perry is hiding in a densely wooded area.
Perry was serving a two-year sentence for sexual abuse of a child under 12. The conviction came from Oklahoma County.
He is 6’1” tall, weighs 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
If you have any information, call police.