Escaped inmate captured in Ardmore over weekend

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma inmate who fled from a prison system halfway house is back behind bars after a short-lived escape.

Ardmore Police say 53-year-old Darrell Ruth was nabbed at an Ardmore home about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, just hours after he walked away from the Oklahoma City facility.

Department of Corrections officials had notified Ardmore authorities that Ruth was reported missing from a 1 a.m. head count.

Ruth was arrested without incident. Police say he apparently told relatives he had been granted a weekend pass.

Ruth was being held Monday at the Carter County jail pending his transfer back to a state prison facility.

Corrections records indicate Ruth has previous convictions for bail jumping, escape, burglary, forgery and bogus checks.

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