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Inmate captured after escaping JBCC

Jeremiah Hobbs, shown here, walked away the morning of Thursday, April 9, 2020, from Jackie...
Jeremiah Hobbs, shown here, walked away the morning of Thursday, April 9, 2020, from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester, Okla. (ODOC)(KXII)
Published: Apr. 15, 2020 at 10:11 AM CDT
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The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a man who escaped from a minimum security state prison in McAlester has been captured.

The department says 40-year-old Jeremiah Hobbs was arrested Monday following a traffic stop 75 miles away from McAlester in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.

Hobbs disappeared Thursday from the unfenced Jackie Brannon Correctional Center.

The corrections department says a woman identified as Hobbs' girlfriend was also arrested during the traffic stop on a warrant for harboring a fugitive.

The department said Hobbs was serving an eight-year sentence for burglary and now faces a potential felony escape charge.

Court documents don’t list an attorney to speak on Hobbs’ behalf.