Four Inmates Escape Boley Correctional Facility In The Last Week - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Four Inmates Escape Boley Correctional Facility In The Last Week

Posted: Updated:
Inmates escape Boley correctional facility Inmates escape Boley correctional facility
BOLEY, Oklahoma -

In the last week, four inmates have walked out of a Boley correctional facility in Okfuskee County.

That has people in that area fearful for their safety. One inmate was still on the loose Monday night, and considered armed and dangerous.

Officials with the Department of Corrections said they believe 24-year-old Christopher Rowe has made it to the Tulsa area. The facility is considered “minimum security.” But, people in town said they believe there's no security at all.

1/1/2015 Related Story: Inmate Escapes Minimum Security Prison In Boley

“Everybody knows something is wrong when you're not tightening down on your inmates, they can walk away. Something is wrong,” said long-time resident Ethelyne Gonzales.

Ethelyne Gonzales, 82, said she's seen an uptick in escapes over the years at the John Lilley Correctional Center.

“I've never known these many people to walk away from it, until recently. Of course we've always had escapees, but this many?” said Gonzales.

Troy Gage, Eddie Patton, and Carlos Arkeketa all escaped from the Boley prison Dec. 27. All were located by the next day.

“Someone is not doing their job,” said Gonzales.

9/19/2013 Related Story: Inmate Escapes From Correctional Facility In Boley

“How are they leaving so easily?” News 9's Evan Anderson asked. “Again, it's not a secure facility. So again, it's their ability to walk away without someone seeing them,” said Jerry Massie a Department of Corrections spokesperson.

Massie said the prison does not have a secure fence like a medium or maximum facility has, and that leaves the opportunity for an easy escape wide open.

“Should they be able to just walk out like that?” Anderson asked. “Well one thing about it … We caught the three, one within several hours, and the other two by the next day,” said Massie.

But Ethelyne said minimum security or not, it gives her and her neighbors little peace of mind.

6/26/2013 Related Story: Police Capture Inmate Who Escaped In Stolen Boley Fire Truck

“They aren't up there for going to Sunday school are they? I don't think so. It makes it hard for people who are scared to leave home. You're scared you're going to get broken into,” said Gonzales.

Massie said there are protocols in place to let people in the area know when a prisoner has escaped. He said there's also a routine process to make sure all inmates are accounted for.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured On

  • Consumer Watch

    Been a victim of a scam? The Consumer Watch team investigates and gives helpful advice.

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines affecting Oklahomans.

  • My 2 Cents

    Join Kelly Ogle in a community conversation about important Oklahoma issues.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.