Police Arrest Inmate Who Escaped From Union City Jail

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 11:42 pm
By: News 9

The search for an Oklahoma Department of Corrections escapee is now over. Oklahoma City police confirmed they took Kristopher Johnson into custody Tuesday night.

According to police, both Johnson and a woman were taken into custody after they were found in a home in a neighborhood in southwest Oklahoma City just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnson escaped from the Union City Community Corrections Facility on July 7. He was there on drug charges.

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An officer pulled over a car Monday afternoon at Western and Stracka Terrace. The officer realized the man behind the wheel, identified as Kristopher Johnson, was an escapee. That's when Johnson took off in a dark gray Nissan Titan. Police later determined the car was stolen.

Police lost Johnson in a neighborhood near S.W. 78th Street and Penn. Police found the stolen car in a neighborhood near S.W. 81st Street and Douglas Drive, which is just southwest of Interstate 240 and Western. Officers swarmed the area. Police believed Johnson was hiding in a house in that area.

Tuesday night, officers were able to locate Johnson. He was hiding in that house, along with a woman. 

It was believed that Johnson was armed with a gun. However, officers have not located a gun at the home.

Residents in the neighborhood were not allowed to go back into their homes for nearly six hours, as officers searched for Johnson.