Two Tulsa Women Arrested For Harboring A Prison Escapee

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 10:26 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- Two Tulsa women are in the county jail and an inmate who escaped from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester is back behind bars after all three were arrested at a Tulsa motel Monday night.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says Mark D. Smith Jr., 28, was reported missing at the 6 a.m. head count on Monday, August 23, 2010.

8/23/2010 Related story: Prison Inmate Missing From McAlester Prison

Tulsa Police say the two women, 42-year-old Margaret Miller and 21-year-old Diane Bowers, were arrested on complaints of harboring a fugitive at a motel in the 8500 block of East Skelly Drive shortly before 8 p.m. Monday.

Police say the women reportedly got a call from Smith ordering them to pick him up in McAlester.

According to police the two women drove to McAlester and waited along a road in Pittsburg County for Smith to meet them.

Police say all three then drove to a Tulsa motel.

Smith was serving prison sentences out of Tulsa County for assault and battery on a police officer and larceny of an automobile.