The Woodward News

Local News

October 16, 2013

Search continues for escapees

Woodward, Okla. — Law enforcement officials were still searching Tuesday for 2 escapees from William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply.

The escapees, both white males, were last seen at the prison during a 6 p.m. count on Monday, officials said.  They were confirmed missing after not being accounted for during a subsequent 8 p.m. count, according to W. S. Key Warden's Assistant Linda Eike.

The men have been identified as David W. Mackey and Dustin K. Flatt, both 31 years of age.

Mackey is 5'6", 189 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos on his chest and back. He was serving time for drug charges from Pontotoc County.

Flatt  is 5'8", 196 points with brown hair and green eyes. He has tribal tattoos on his arms and left shoulder. He was serving time for grand larceny and drug charges from Love County.

Both men were last seen wearing their gray prison uniforms.

Officials did not know a direction of travel Monday night and still had "no leads" as of Tuesday afternoon, Eike said.

Officers from the Woodward County Sheriff's Office and Oklahoma Highway Patrol joined the prison's Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) in searching for the 2 men.

However, Eike said things had been "pretty quiet" with no new developments in the search by Tuesday afternoon.

A Department of Corrections team of tracking dogs was sent from another DOC facility late Tuesday afternoon to further assist in the manhunt.  But officials said the dogs had yet to uncover any new information about the escapees' whereabouts as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the escapees or who believe they may have sighted them are asked to contact law enforcement immediately.

"They need to call 9-1-1, the Fugitive Apprehension Team or call William Key right away," Eike said.  "We'd like to get them back into custody just as badly as anybody else."

To reach the DOC Fugitive Apprehension Team call (405) 425-2570.  And for the prison, call (580) 766-2224.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Commission hears communications presentation

    Woodward County Commissioners heard an informative report from Pioneer Telephone Special Projects and Engineering Manager JR Ools regarding new and emerging communications technologies being made available in the region.

    April 15, 2014

  • Extension Service important to state

    Recia Garcia remembers.
    She remembers how the lives of those she met through 4-H and through her work as a 30-year veteran with the OSU Extension Service changed her in ways she still sees today.

    April 15, 2014

  • Legislation targeting Okla. judiciary stirs debate

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the first time since a bribery scandal rocked Oklahoma's Supreme Court 50 years ago, state lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected.

    April 13, 2014

  • Filing period brings some area races

    There will be a few races on the June 24 primary ballot and the November general election ballot in Northwest Oklahoma counties.
    The three-day filing period ended on Friday.

    April 13, 2014

  • walkerweb.jpg Walker promoted to Captain

    Stan Walker's father Samuel Walker was an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Officer from 1942 to 1946 before taking on another career in energy where he spent the rest of his working days in Northwest Oklahoma.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reports, hires on agenda

    Woodward Board of Education members will take up a number of routine items as well as hire some teachers for the early childhood center at their meeting on Monday.

    April 13, 2014

  • Area school calendars

    School calendars April 14-19

    April 13, 2014

  • Red Cross recognizes local volunteer

    When Karen Daily, Red Cross volunteer and owner of Western Medical & Drug, gets up in the morning, it is with the purpose and understanding that she may need to offer some of her time to her community.

    April 13, 2014

  • Plant sale to start April 16 at HPTC

    Skills USA, part of High Plains Technical Center's Service Career program, is having a plant sale this week.

    April 13, 2014

  • Governor points to successes

    One day after filing to run for a second term as Oklahoma's leader, Governor Mary Fallin made a quick stop in Woodward Thursday morning, while on her way to appear at a special event in Guymon.

    April 11, 2014