'Armed And Dangerous' Escaped Inmate Caught In Tulsa


Friday, February 15th 2013, 2:46 pm
By: News On 6


State prison officials say an escapee from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester has been recaptured in Tulsa.

27-year-old Kenneth Hammick II was found and arrested late Thursday afternoon.

Investigators are still trying to determine who gave Hammick a ride to Tulsa -- about 90 miles north of McAlester.

2/14/2013 Related Story: Inmate Escapes From Prison In McAlester

The DOC says Hammick was reported missing early Thursday. Details of how he's believed to have escaped have not been released.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections web site reports Hammick is serving a four-year sentence out of Cherokee County for possession of a controlled substance. He was set to be released in August 2014.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.