Two inmates from William S. Key Correction Center in Fort Supply led corrections staff, Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers, Woodward County Deputies and Woodward Police on a pretty lively chase Monday before they were apprehended.
The chase included an Oklahoma Highway Patrol airplane, ten Woodward County deputies, four or five Oklahoma Highway patrol officers on the ground, several Woodward police officers and Department of Corrections staff, according to Woodward County Undersheriff Kevin Mitchell.
"There was a lot of man hours out there today," Mitchell said.
The two inmates, 19-year-old Dylan Trecker and 30-year-old William Snail, made fast progress from the prison located in Fort Supply all the way to just north of Woodward, primarily because of a 4-wheeler they stole and rode to just north of Woodward, Mitchell said.
Monday afternoon, Mitchell waited while the owner of the stolen recreational vehicle-turned-getaway-ride, came to reclaim his property.
"The 4-wheeler came from the Chain Ranch," he said.
Trecker and Snail were discovered missing in the early hours Monday during the normal 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. count, said Department of Corrections Public Information Officer, Jerry Massey.
Trecker was convicted from Pottawatomie County for second degree burglary and concealing stolen property and was serving eight years total for those two offenses.
Snail was from Delaware County, where he serving time for arson and burglary. According to his Department of Corrections offender page, Snail was convicted and had already served time for second and fourth degree arson beginning in 2003. His current sentence is for 13 years for second degree arson.
The pair were apprehended during the noon hour Monday morning after someone reported seeing them "ditch" their allegedly stolen 4-wheeler to take off on foot, according to scanner traffic.