Escapee Captured, One Still at Large


11-14-05 – A Bryan County escapee, on the run since October 30th, is back in custody. Johnny Watkins was captured in Caddo, Oklahoma, Sunday.

Law enforcement agencies across Bryan County have been searching for the 39-year-old and another escapee, Aaron Wayne Cooper, since the men overpowered a jailor at the auxillary jail last month.

The men took the guard’s keys and ran through an emergency exit on the south side of the building on 5th street.

Watkins was being held in the jail on charges of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon.

Cooper is accused forging checks, he is still at large. Cooper is a white male, 5'9" with brown hair and hazel eyes.


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