Prisoner Back In Custody After Walking Away From McAlester Work Crew

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 12:44 pm
By: News On 6

A fugitive is back in custody and awaiting extradition to Oklahoma from California after he walked away from a work crew in McAlester on Wednesday, May 24. 

Rhodrick Walden was a part of a work crew from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester when he walked away.

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Walden arrested May 26 in Santa Ana, California, after the U.S. Marshal's Metro Fugitive Task Force in Oklahoma City received a tip about Walden's location. 

Walden's capture came just a few hours after he was featured on DOC social media. 

Oklahoma law enforcement coordinated with the U.S. Marshal's Service Task Force in Los Angeles to capture Walden, according to a DOC news release. 

Once extradited, Walden faces a charge of fugitive from justice, according to the DOC.