ODOC: Escaped Prisoner Caught, Returned Into State Custody


Tuesday, September 21st 2021, 9:24 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -

UPDATE (9:23 a.m., Sept. 21, 2021): The Oklahoma Department of Corrections confirmed on Tuesday morning that escaped inmate Rodney Williams was returned into state custody in Oklahoma City without incident around 9 p.m. on Monday.

According to a release issued by the ODOC, agents were assisted by the Oklahoma City Police Department as well as the United States Marshalls.

This is a breaking news update. Below is the original story.

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Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) officials at the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center prison discovered that inmate Rodney Williams was not in his cell after the inmate count around 2 p.m. on Saturday, according to an ODOC press release.

The release says that a dummy was found in Williams' bed and covered with a blanket at the Le Flore County prison.

Officials searched the building and property for Williams around 3 p.m. and are now reviewing footage.

Williams is a 38-year-old male serving a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking out of Tulsa County.

The ODOC press release claims that Williams is a known gang member.