Law enforcement officials captured an escaped inmate Tuesday night. William Newell stole an FBI vehicle after fighting with an agent and a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy that afternoon.
FBI spokesman Gary Johnson says 38-year-old William A Newell
was apprehended in Coal County a few hours after he took the 2003
Ford Explorer and the shotgun inside it.
Coal County Sheriff's deputies cornered Newell behind a church
in the rural community of Clarita. Coal County authorities say Newell was taken into custody without incident at about 6:40 Tuesday evening.
Newell took the vehicle at about 3:30 in the afternoon after the
scuffle. Officers were alerted to Newell's escape from the Bryan County Jail when a citizen told them a man was walking down a Durant
street wearing an orange jail jumpsuit.
Newell had been held at the jail for auto theft. Johnson says the gun was still inside the sport utility vehicle.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.