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Man sentenced to life in murder case escapes Oklahoma jail

November 30, 2018

This photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows inmate Patrick M. Walker, who is serving a life sentence for a murder conviction. The Department of Corrections said Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, that Walker escaped from the Payne County Jail in Stillwater, Okla., the night before. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say a man serving a life sentence for a murder conviction has escaped.

The Department of Corrections said Friday that 34-year-old Patrick M. Walker escaped the Payne County Jail the night before. The Payne County Sheriff’s Office told the state that Walker posed as a cellmate and posted bond for that man.

Authorities believe Walker is armed and may be going by the other inmate’s name, Charles Pendarvis. Walker may also have Pendarvis’ ID.

Walker is described as a 5-foot, 7-inch black man who weighs 174 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a large scar along his left jaw.

Walker was being housed in the county jail for a court appearance.

Anyone with information can call Oklahoma’s fugitive hotline at 866-363-1119 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov.

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