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Oklahoma Inmate Escapes McAlester Prison, Recaptured in Missouri

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JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in Missouri say an escapee from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester has been recaptured near Joplin.

Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland says 27-year-old Alvin Boyer was found hiding in the attic of a home Monday afternoon on the south side of Joplin.

Other details were not immediately available.

Boyer was serving a nearly eight year prison sentence for drug and weapons convictions when he escaped the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center on Oct. 26.

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