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.