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6:58 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Wagoner County Sheriff: Both Escapees Recaptured

Mickey Staggs and Larry Cotton escaped last night from the Wagoner County Jail
Mickey Staggs and Larry Cotton escaped last night from the Wagoner County Jail
Credit Wagoner County Sheriff

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Wagoner County say they've captured both inmates who escaped from the county jail after overpowering a guard and locking him in a cell.

Sheriff Bob Colbert says the jailbreak happened at about 9 p.m. Monday. He says 38-year-old Mickey Staggs and 25-year-old Larry Cotton took the jailer's keys after locking him up.

The jailer wasn't seriously injured.

The sheriff says Cotton was arrested without incident Tuesday inside a vacant apartment in south Wagoner. Staggs was apprehended at about noon Tuesday walking in a wooded area near Sperry.

Cotton was awaiting trial on several charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle and endangering others while attempting to elude police officers.

Staggs was also awaiting trial on weapons charges and possession of a stolen vehicle.


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