Escapee caught near Elk City

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 10:27 pm
By: News 9

Authorities captured an escaped prisoner near Elk City on Wednesday night.

At 8:45 p.m., Beckham County Sheriff's Department received a call about a subject walking on U.S. 283 about two miles south of Interstate 40.

Shortly after, escapee Guillermo Garcia Vasquez was taken to the Beckham County Sheriff's Department without further incident.

Vasquez had escaped earlier at Flying-J near Elk City.

Police said he was being transported to California to face drug charges.