Man serving burglary sentence escapes from Oklahoma prison

July 29, 2018

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Corrections officials say a 57-year-old inmate serving time for burglary has walked away from a southeastern Oklahoma prison.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says Morgan L. Mitzner was last seen around 3:50 a.m. Sunday at the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester, about 105 miles (169 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City.

Officials say Mitzner was serving a 30-year-sentence for second-degree burglary out of Delaware County when he walked away from the minimum-security prison. Jackie Brannon houses about 730 inmates adjacent to the maximum-security Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

It’s the second time in the past week that an inmate has walked away from a minimum-security prison in Oklahoma.

Officials say 34-year-old Johnny Simmons was apprehended just hours after walking away early Wednesday from the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Atoka County.

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