JOPLIN - An Oklahoma prison escapee was captured Monday afternoon in Newton County.
Alvin D. Boyer, 27 of Joplin, was apprehended by Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies, with assistance from the Joplin Police Department, on Monday afternoon at a residence at 5075 McClelland Boulevard, just outside of Joplin, according to Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland.
Boyer had been held in the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester, Okla. for drug and bail violations out of Ottawa County, Okla. He was not set to be released until November 2018.
However, it was reported that he had escaped from that facility on Friday, Oct. 26.
While on the loose, several reports indicated that Boyer was considered to be armed and dangerous.
Copeland said deputies received information at around 2:50 p.m. Monday regarding Boyer’s whereabouts.
He said deputies and Joplin officers responded to the residence, where Boyer was found hiding in the attic.
Copeland said Boyer was arrested as an escapee, while three other individuals were also arrested on Joplin city warrants.