Preston Whittington

Police in Oklahoma are seeking an escaped inmate from the Jackie O’Brannon Correctional Center who has multiple felony convictions out of Stephens County.

According to information reported by The Davis News, the escaped convict is Preston Whittington, who is a white male about five-feet and 10-inches in height. According to records from Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Whittington weighs about 165 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair.

Davis Police Department reported the escape in the early hours of Wednesday, March 31.

According to Davis Police, the escaped prison inmate from McAlester led officers on a high speed pursuit then fled on foot on River Bottom Road just south of Scruggs Road in Davis where the suspect was last spotted. The suspect has not been apprehended at this time and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Davis Police.

The Davis News reported law enforcement believes the inmate could either be in hiding or headed across the river.

The Davis News also reported after searching late Tuesday night into Wednesday, law enforcement decided to “downsize the operation after hours of searching” but “four units and six or eight officers and two dogs with the Department of Corrections will remain on scene with the Garvin County Sheriff’s Department through the night.”

Convictions for Whittington out of Stephens County include kidnapping, contributing to the delinquency of minors and second degree burglary.

If Whittington is spotted, immediately dial 911.

OK DOC # 853591

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