Fugitive From Southeast Oklahoma State Prison Is Captured

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An escapee from a southeastern Oklahoma state prison is back in custody, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections.

Rodney Williams, 38, was captured without incident Monday night in Oklahoma City, about 170 miles (274 kilometers) northwest of the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen from which he was reported missing Saturday.

Williams is serving a 15-year sentence for a drug trafficking conviction in Tulsa County, according to prisons spokesperson Justin Wolf.

Wolf said Williams disappeared from the minimum-security prison Saturday afternoon after fashioning a makeshift dummy on his bed and covering it with a blanket.