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Hodgen prison escapee caught near Summerfield

July 8, 2013

The five-day manhunt for an escaped inmate from the Jim E. Hamilton Corrections Center came to an end Friday in Summerfield.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, the sheriff's department received a call that escaped inmate Curtis Edwin Gibson, 51, had been sighted at a set of dumpsters in Summerfield.
Seale said Gibson ran off into nearby woods and a search immediately began. Officers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Sheriff's Department, Wister Police and the JEHCC CERT team arrived at the location Gibson was last seen. Gibson was located 30 minutes later.
Gibson was last accounted for at the prison on July 2 at about 4 p.m.,
LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services was called to the command center where they assessed and treated Gibson who was taken to Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center due to his health.
Gibson has been convicted of rape, domestic abuse and assault and battery on a police officer.

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