Three escapees plead guilty

Tuesday, August 22nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

JAY, Okla. (AP) -- Three men pleaded guilty Monday to escaping the Delaware County Jail in April with six other inmates.

Max NoFire, Dallas Thompson and Michael LoneWolf and will serve time in Oklahoma in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

NoFire and LoneWolf both were given seven-year sentences plus a $500 fine and court costs. Thompson received a five-year sentence plus a $500 fine and court costs. Thompson also received a five-year sentence, plus a $500 fine and court costs for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. His probation on two prior arrests was revoked.

The three were among nine inmates who fled the lockup.

Four of the escapees -- Anita James, Contessa Alexander, Chris Sala and Don Kelly -- are awaiting plea-bargain agreements, officials said.

Robert Barnes was sentenced Friday to 25 years for his escape, while the ninth inmate, Cody Wilcoxson, is still at large.

Officials allege that one of the inmates stole the jailer's keys, kicked in the door to the sheriff's office and stole a .22-caliber rifle before all nine inmates fled through a side door of a courthouse.