Escapee from eastern Oklahoma prison recaptured

HODGEN, Okla. (AP) - An escapee from the Jim E. Hamilton
Correctional Center in Hodgen has been recaptured.
Deputy Warden Phil Gilstrap says 22-year-old Samuel Cruz was
spotted about eight miles from the prison on Saturday and was taken
into custody about 8 p.m. Saturday.
Gilstrap says Cruz is believed to have escaped between 2 p.m.
and 4 p.m. Friday when he was working as part of an inmate garden
crew. Gilstrap says the prison is minimum security and is not
fenced. He says Cruz is believed to have run away from the work
crew.
Cruz is serving a two year sentence for possession of
methamphetamine.


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