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. 

Jason Glen Willis, 32,  was in jail awaiting a court appearance in Garvin County on a felony charge of firing a gun from a vehicle. (Photo/Garvin County Jail)
Jason Glen Willis, 32, was in jail awaiting a court appearance in Garvin County on a felony charge of firing a gun from a vehicle. (Photo/Garvin County Jail)

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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