Two convicts caught near Taft prison

Monday, May 12th 2008, 8:31 am
By: News 9


Taft, Okla. -- Two convicts who escaped the Jess Dunn Correctional Facility in Taft late Sunday night were caught about 15 miles away from the prison.

The Troop Z track dog team captured both escapees Monday morning.

Guards noticed Billy Strickland, 43, and Ronald Bivins, 32, were missing at around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Both men have a lengthy criminal record.