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Escaped Oklahoma prisoner recaptured in Arizona

Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 20:49:58-05

An Oklahoma prison inmate who escaped during the weekend has been recaptured in Arizona.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials say 32-year-old Ronnie Henderson was apprehended by police in Phoenix about 6:30 p.m. Monday as he was walking in a hallway of a motel.

Officials say the Corrections Department's fugitive apprehension agents tracked Henderson to the motel and alerted local police.

Henderson was reported missing on Saturday after a head count at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center in Cleveland County.

Corrections officials say Henderson was serving 40 years in state prison for convictions on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, manufacturing a controlled substance and eluding a police officer in Oklahoma County.