Stringtown Escapees Back Behind Bars After Leading Officers On Multi-State Chase

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 12:10 am
By: News 9

The second of two Oklahoma prison escapees was caught Wednesday night, after staging a prison break from the Mack Alford Correctional Facility in Stringtown. The pair escaped through a hole in the perimeter fence and took off Sunday.

“It's kind of a bad situation in a way living this close to one,” Stringtown resident David Gardner said. “You don't even know when you might go to answer the door, and it be one of them come in looking for or trying to get a gun or a car to escape on farther down the road.”

That is close to what happened. Lance Colbert's car broke down, and he asked another driver for a ride. US Marshals saw him getting into the vehicle and nabbed him.

Authorities had been staking out certain areas Colbert may have been traveling to avoid being caught, and it worked along a highway near Spivey, Kansas which is a small town just across the Oklahoma-Kansas border.

Colbert had been on the run for days after he and another inmate, Dwayne Motsenbocker, escaped from a prison in Stringtown in southeastern Oklahoma. Both somehow made it all the way to Kansas.

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Video from the prison shows someone tossing a pair of wire cutters over the fencing, and they suspect the two escaped through holes cut out in the fence. Motsenbocker was arrested near Wichita after he got into a fight in a department store.

Colbert was serving a life sentence for murder. Motsenbocker was doing 12 years for robbery and weapons charges.

Now, they're both looking at several additional charges after a multi-state run from the law that landed them right back behind bars.

Colbert was booked into jail and is waiting to be transported back to Oklahoma.

Motsenbocker is in jail in Kansas where he is facing charges in addition to the ones in Oklahoma.