UPDATE: Search continues in Bryan Co. for escaped murder suspect

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BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. -- Authorities are searching for a man charged with murder who escaped from the Bryan County Jail around 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

A manhunt is for 26-year-old Raymond J. Stewart entered its second day, Sunday.

Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said Stewart pushed his way through an officer during a visitation and was able to gain access to an exit.

Stewart is described as 6'2" tall, 160 pounds, brown hair, green eyes with tattoos on his face and head. He is believed to be wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Stewart was charged in March with first-degree murder. He is accused of killing 32-year-old Steven Lee Sessums and dropping his body into a creek.

Sunday afternoon investigators told News 12 there had been a few unconfirmed sightings of Stewart, but no new leads. Crew continue to search for him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on Stewart, you are asked to call the Bryan County Sheriff's Office or Durant Police Department at 580-924-3000.

Officials warn residents to keep their doors locked, and if you spot Stewart, do not approach him, call 911.



 
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