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UPDATE: Jefferson County Inmate Captured

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Okla_The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has confirmed with 7News that escaped inmate, Joshua Nelson has been caught. 

The 25-year-old inmate escaped from the Jefferson County Detention Center in Waurika. He was on the run for a little over 24 hours before being caught 100 miles away by Purcell Officers in McClain County.

Nelson escaped around 5:30 Friday morning and forced two school districts to go on lock down.

How he was able to escape and why the community was not notified earlier still have not been answered.
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