GRANITE (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate from Durant who escaped from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.
Greer County Sheriff’s Office reported 26-year-old Aaron Kelsey was discovered missing from the medium-security prison, which has a capacity of almost 1,000 inmates.
No details about Kelsey’s escape were immediately available Thursday morning.
Kelsey was serving time on burglary and weapons-related convictions out of Bryan County. He was due for a parole hearing in July 2016.
Kelsey is described as a white man, 5-foot-10, approximately 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Kelsey was convicted in Bryan County of second-degree burglary, use of a vehicle in discharge of a weapon and possession of firearms during probation.
He was sentenced in April 2013 to 10 years in prison with the last five years suspended.
In other crime news in the state, an autopsy has revealed that an inmate found dead in the Cleveland County jail earlier this year died of a drug overdose, the Associated Press reported.
The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday that 36-year-old Rebekah Reed of Oklahoma City died of acute drug toxicity. The report stated Reed’s death was an accident caused by an overdose of a prescription drug and alcohol.
The Norman Transcript reported the autopsy cites amitriptyline, a drug that treats depression, as causing the overdose.
Reed had been picked up by Moore police Feb. 22 on a failure-to-appear warrant. She was booked in the county jail that night and was found unresponsive in her cell at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 23.
Authorities said she was taken to Norman Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
* The Durant Daily Democrat contributed to this story.