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Questions Remain About Jefferson County Jail Escapee

WAURIKA. Okla._ An early morning jail escape in Jefferson County forced two area schools to go on immediate lock down.

And Friday, questions surrounding what led up to the escape, and what threat the inmate is to the community, remain unanswered. Among the new information that has been confirmed, is the time of the escape.

Authorities said it happened at 5:35 a.m. Friday morning. They believe the inmate is still at large.

Friday afternoon, authorities scoured the exterior of the jail looking at areas of the roof, and one particular spot where the inmate could've made a getaway.

The facility is considered minimum security.

Several agencies are helping deputies search for the inmate.

Both Waurika and Ryan schools went on lock down with heightened security all day. Authorities said they notified the schools when they opened Friday morning, but would not comment on why they weren't notified earlier.

An unofficial Facebook page that posts news about Jefferson County described the inmate as a 25-year-old man with brown hair, 175 pounds, and about 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

However, Jefferson County Sheriff Michael Bryant has yet to confirm any information pertaining to the jail escapee.

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