A routine traffic stop over the weekend resulted in the capture of an escaped inmate.
During a traffic stop on Farm Road shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, a Sallisaw Police officer discovered the driver and passenger lied to the officer about the passenger’s name.
After further investigation, it was determined that the passenger was Mark Wilson, 25, of Muldrow. Wilson was wanted in connection to his escape from the city inmate work crew back in April. Wilson only had a couple of days left of the time he was serving in the Sallisaw city jail for a traffic violation for driving under suspension when he walked away into a wooded area April 26 while working with the city inmate crew at the Sallisaw Landfill, according to Sallisaw Chief of Police Terry Franklin.
Both the driver and Wilson were taken into custody.
Pam Cloud, Managing News Director
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