‘Suspicious activity’ report responsible for capturing escaped inmate
OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities say an alert witness is responsible for the capture of an escaped inmate.
On Aug. 27, police were called to a report of suspicious activity after someone called police after seeing a strange man near S.W. 38th St. and S. Harvey Ave.
According to the arrest affidavit,the man was holding a knife and walking around a home, but did not live at the address.
Once officers arrived, they took 21-year-old Cooper Ray Ewert into custody.
Authorities learned that Ewert was wanted for escaping the custody of the Department of Corrections.
Ewert was arrested on a charge of escaping from a penitentiary, and will be sent back to the Department of Corrections.