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Escaped Inmate Caught After Manhunt
STILWELL, Okla. (AP) -- Officials in Adair County have captured an Arkansas man who escaped from the county jail after allegedly mixing chemicals and prompting an evacuation.
The Adair County Sheriff's Office says several agencies took part in the capture of 24-year-old Nicholas Ames, who was found Friday afternoon.
Investigators received a tip that Ames was at an address in Westville.
Ames, of Siloam Springs, Ark., was working as a trusty in the jail kitchen when he escaped. Ames allegedly mixed some chemicals that created fumes, which led to the evacuation of inmates and staff.
Authorities say Ames escaped the jail during the commotion.
He was captured at about 1:30 p.m. Friday after getting loose at about 6 p.m. Thursday.
Posted: Friday, November 9 2012, 06:35 PM CST
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Suspect caught in series of Stillwater robberies
May 23, 2013 07:46 GMT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Stillwater say they believe a suspect in custody is responsible for a series of store robberies that began in January.
Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jackson Pascal Rwezaula is held on complaints for two of the robberies.
The Stillwater News-Press reports (http://is.gd/GLCxxC ) Rwezaula (weh-zahl-uh) refuses to speak to investigators.
Dickerson said the robberies confounded police for months, to the point that the investigation became personal.
Officials say the suspect's face showed up clearly in a security image from one of the robberies and a tipster gave Rwezaula's name.
Police say they recovered disguises and other evidence allegedly linking Rwezaula to the crimes.
Information from: Stillwater News Press, http://www.stwnewspress.com
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