JARRELL (AP) — A murder suspect who escaped from an Oklahoma county jail has been caught nearly 400 miles away at a Texas truck stop in a stolen rig.READ MORE: Store Clerk Delon Johnson Arrested For Murder After Shooting Men Who Robbed Business, Police Say
Paul Newberry was captured Tuesday in Jarrell, 30 miles north of Austin, in a semi-truck stolen in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Newberry and another prisoner, Raymond Noriega on Sunday night broke a window and fled from the Muskogee County Jail. Noriega was soon captured.READ MORE: Mexican Government Takes Aim At US Gun Manufacturers, Sues Over Toll Of Arms Trafficking
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says a GPS device on the truck, reported stolen Monday, led to Newberry. He was unarmed when captured Tuesday morning as he tried to drive away, still wearing brightly colored jail-issued slippers that were spray-painted brown.
Newberry is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 88-year-old rancher Charley Kirk during a July burglary in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.
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