ATOKA COUNTY, Oklahoma - An inmate who walked away from the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown early Wednesday is back in custody.

The Department of Corrections says 34-year-old Johnny Simmons was located Wednesday evening about 30 miles away from the prison along Highway 48 south of Coleman.  They say a resident called them after Simmons had asked to borrow a phone.

In addition, law enforcement arrested Tammy England of McAlester who had allegedly picked him up shortly after he left the prison.  She was booked into the Pittsburg County jail on complaints of aiding in Simmon's escape and harboring a fugitive.

The DOC says Johnny Simmons is serving time for burglary, assault, and failing to register as a sex offender out of Bryan County.