Search underway for last of five inmates who walked away from Oklahoma prison

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MCALESTER, Okla. (KFOR) – The search is underway for an inmate accused of walking away from an Oklahoma prison.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, ODOC agents and Jackie Brannon Correctional Center security staff are searching for the last of five inmates who walked away late Sunday from the minimum-security prison for men.

Christopher G. Coffey, 29, was one of the inmates who left the facility.

He is described as white, about 6-feet 2-inches tall, weighing about 270 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

He was serving a 12-year sentence for escape from confinement and larceny.

Initial investigation indicates several of the walkaways escaped by breaking out a second-floor window of the prison.

Three of the group then stole a car from a woman near the facility. McAlester police arrested those three later after they crashed the vehicle.

Police found the fourth inmate near the crash site shortly afterward and arrested him.

Due to COVID-19, each will be quarantined at Lexington Assessment & Reception Center in Lexington for two weeks.

ODOC will also submit information for charges against the men for escaping from confinement.

Anyone with information on Coffey’s location should call 911 or ODOC’s escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119. Citizens can also email information to All calls and emails are confidential.

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