Okla. inmate overpowers deputy, escapes jail
Jason Glen Willis was being escorted when he assaulted the deputy and ran, escaping through an emergency exit
The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
PAULS VALLEY, Okla. — Law officers are searching Monday for a jail inmate who overpowered a deputy and escaped the Garvin County jail Sunday night, Sheriff Larry Rhodes said.
Jason Glen Willis, 32, was being escorted by a deputy to get ice from an ice machine in the courthouse about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Rhodes reports. When the deputy unlocked a door to return to the jail area from the courthouse, Willis assaulted the officer and ran, escaping through an emergency exit.
The deputy suffered minor injuries.
Willis is described as white, with short, brown hair and a short beard. He has hazel eyes and is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has a short, stocky build and tattoos on his chest and backs of both arms. He was wearing orange and white striped jail pants and a white T-shirt.
Willis was last seen running east from the jail.
Willis is from the Davis area, Rhodes said. He was in jail awaiting a court appearance in Garvin County on a felony charge of firing a gun from a vehicle.
Anyone who sees Willis can call 911 or leave an anonymous tip line for Crime Stoppers in Garvin County Crime Stoppers at 1-855- 211-7867.
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