UPDATE: 1 of 3 escaped Ottawa County inmates captured; two remain on run

UPDATE (Oct. 5, 10:55 a.m.): The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said one of the three escaped inmates is now in custody.

According to a Facebook post, Buck Martindale was located in his mother’s house hiding below an AC unit. Police say the residence is located near Devil’s Promenade.

Officers say Martindale’s mother was not home at the time of the arrest. However, the OCSO says they arrested a female for allegedly harboring a fugitive.

Deputies continue to look for Tyler Tavis and Daniel Zajicek.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts should call 911.

UPDATE: The Ottaway County Sheriff’s Office says October Fourth’s inmate escapees were not on a work crew release when they made their escape from the Ottawa County Jail.

UPDATE: According to the Ottawa County Jail’s website, Tyler Tavis, was booked back into the Ottawa County, Oklahoma jail at 9:50 PM, but after we spoke to the Sheriff he stated that this was incorrect and Tavis is still on the run. The Sheriff’s office is still trying to correct the website.

The public should still consider them armed and dangerous.

“After investigating the escape, the inmates that ran from the jail were not on a work detail. They were in one of the dorm style pods and there were contractors working in the pod. When the contractors left to go to the sally port to work on some metal, the inmates ran out of the pod and to the north doors that lead into the sally port. The north doors were open and the sally port door was open due to the contractors cutting and welding metal. Once the inmates got to the north doors they pushed the jailers out of the way and ran out of the jail. One inmate was caught immediately, which was Rusty Reece.

When the first post was made the Undersheriff was posting what he was first told to get the information out, then was out looking for the inmates.
During the beginning of this is when the shooting happened which was not related to the escape.” – Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office

OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. – Officers say the Ottawa County Jail’s sally port door was open in order to give contractors access to the facility, however, four inmates used this opportunity to escape after the OCSO says they pushed their way past jailers leading to the open sally exit.

Officers say the three inmates are still unaccounted for.

The OCSO identified the single captured inmate as Rusty Reece.

Rusty Reece

Mid-day Escape

According to Sheriff David Dean, 4 inmates escaped on October 4th around 2:45 pm.

Officers say they escaped on foot going east from the jail.

Authorities caught one inmate shortly after. They continue looking for the other inmates identified as:

Inmates Escape Ottawa County Jail In Oklahoma Considered Armed And Dangerous Mugs Included

  • Daniel Zajicek – booked Dec. 25, 2021
    • FAILURE TO OBEY NOTICE TO APPEAR
    • BURGLARY IN THE THIRD DEGREE
    • FAILURE TO OBEY NOTICE TO APPEAR
    • POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
    • FALSE PERSONATION OR IMPERSONATING ANOTHER IN SUIT OR PROSECUTION
    • POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA
    • HOLD CITY MIAMI
    • INTENTIONALLY AND WRONGFULLY SHOOTS ANOTHER OR DISCHARGES ANY KIND OF FIREARM WITH INTENT TO KILL.
    • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BATTERY
  • Tyler Tavis -21 years old – booked April 13, 2022
    • LARCENY OF AUTO, AIRCRAFT OR OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE
    • POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA
    • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BATTERY
    • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BATTERY
  • Buck Martindale – 39 years old – booked July 6, 2022
    • ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON
    • PUBLIC INTOXICATION
    • OBSTRUCTING OFFICER

If you know where they are, the Sheriff’s Office says to call 911. Sheriff Dean says he would consider them armed and dangerous.

Authorities will post images of the escapees soon.

From Commerce Schools to Parents

Commerce Schools: “CMS and AES’s after school program are currently modifying due to the escaped inmates. All students are inside and the doors are locked. When you go to pick your child up, please just knock on the door and staff will let you in when you are recognized.”

NEO on Lockdown

“Earlier today, four inmates escaped from the Ottawa County jail. Police reported a possible sighting of an inmate 2-3 blocks south of Roosevelt Elementary, which is near the NEO campus. NEO immediately locked down the campus. Local law enforcement searched the area and did not have a confirmed sighting. Therefore, the lockdown was lifted.

Additional communications were sent to faculty, staff and students through the RAVE Alert system notifying the lockdown was lifted. As a safety precaution, NEO and local law enforcement continue to have a strong presence on and around campus.” – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

KOAM has a news crew heading that way for more information. Stay with KOAM News Now for the latest updates as authorities release more information.

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