OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a prison in Granite has been captured in Texas.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terri Watkins says 26-year-old Aaron Kelsey was arrested without incident Friday afternoon at an acquaintance’s house in Denison, Texas.
Kelsey is originally from Durant.
Authorities said Kelsey was hiding in the attic of the home and that Denison Police and U.S. Marshals made the arrest.
Kelsey was discovered missing Wednesday during a 6 p.m. head count at a minimum security facility at the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.
Watkins said Kelsey “basically walked away.”
According to the ODOC, 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 and he had been scheduled for a parole hearing in July 2016.
Watkins says Kelsey is being held in the Grayson County, Texas, Jail awaiting extradition.
- The Durant Daily Democrat contributed to this story