Skipper Eugene Rowland, 35, escaped from McClain County deputies yesterday, forcing a lockdown of Morris schools.
Rowland is from Muskogee, where he has a long history of criminal conduct and convictions. He was last jailed here in April.
He was convicted of kidnapping in 2009 (two counts), driving under the influence in 2012, mistreating a police dog in 2012, obstructing police (two counts) in 2012, larceny of an auto in 2003, receiving stolen property in 2001, 12 counts of second-degree burglary in 2001.
He is currently on probation.
In McClain County, he is facing drug possession charges. He escaped from a transport van along US 266 near Highway 52, east of Dewar. McClain County had picked him up from Muskogee County earlier in the day for a court appearance. When the van stopped at a stop sign, Rowland was able to escape his handcuffs, kick open the back door of the van and flee.
He is considered armed and dangerous.
If you see Rowland, call 911.
UPDATE 10:54 AM: Accordung to Sheriff Rob Frazier, Rowland is believed to be in the Warner and Keefeton area south of Muskogee. The pickup he was believed to be driving was found in that area.
UPDATE Sept. 7, 7 a.m.: The Muskogee Sheriff’s Office has captured Rowland, according to Sheriff Rob Frazier.