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February 11, 2013

Police capture second escapee

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NORMAN —

The prisoners crashed the truck into a stockade fence and Clemmons was captured. According to Sheriff Hewett, Clemmons said Brotherton had a weapon when he left the pickup.

“And we did find ammunition when we checked the pickup,” Hewett said.

McClain County officials are investigating how Brotherton might have obtained a handgun. Officials had not positively confirmed that Brotherton is in possession of a handgun.

  More than fifty officers were involved in the search. Police concentrated the near 24th Avenue SW and Brooks Street.

During the search, a police command post was set up and all Norman schools were temporarily placed on lock-down. Officers set up a perimeter to keep the pair from crossing Interstate 35. Police were set up as far west as McGee Drive and as far north as Main Street.

The search included representatives from the OU Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Cleveland and McClain counties, and the US Marshall Service.

Joy Hampton

366-3539

jhampton@

normantranscript.com

 

 

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