Man who escaped from Cyril police has been captured

Man who escaped from Cyril police has been captured

FLETCHER, Okla. (TNN) - A man who reportedly escaped from police has been captured.

Eli Martin was reported to have been in handcuffs when he escaped from Cyril police and headed for Fletcher.

The town warned residents in a Facebook post to avoid approaching Martin as he allegedly has a violent past and that he had last been seen near the Gypsum plant.

Officers, Comanche County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oklahoma Highway Patrol spent several hours searching for Martin Wednesday afternoon.

The town of Fletcher updated residents around 7 p.m. that Martin had been captured.

It’s still not clear why Cyril police were arresting him initially or how he got away.

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