Escaped Inmate Caught After Asking Strangers to Use Their Phones

An inmate who escaped from a prison in Oklahoma at the weekend is back in custody.

The manhunt for Frank Logan, 56, ended on Tuesday morning when he was taken into custody by officers with the Altus Police Department.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC), along with state and local law enforcement, launched a search for Logan after he was reported missing from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite during the facility's 6 p.m. inmate count on Sunday.

Officers located Logan in Altus, a city about 25 miles from Granite, on Tuesday after receiving a tip that a man matching his description "was approaching people asking to use a phone," the ODOC said in a news release.

The citizen called 911 and Logan was arrested without incident.

Frank Logan
Frank Logan was arrested without incident two days after escaping from the Oklahoma State Reformatory. Oklahoma Department of Corrections

The ODOC had described Logan as a white male who is 5 feet 10 inches tall with "low-cut, balding hair and a goatee." He has swastika tattoos on his upper right arm and upper back as well as a tattooed torso, according to the description.

Officials said Logan has known affiliations to the United Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and goes by the aliases Tony A. Crider and Tony Crisp.

"Only a coordinated effort by investigators from the Office of the Inspector General and law enforcement agencies around the state could deliver these ideal results in less than 48 hours," ODOC director Scott Crow said in a statement. "On behalf of the citizens of this state, I want to thank them for their relentless pursuit of this escapee."

He was booked into the Jackson County jail where he will face additional felony charges for escape from confinement.

Logan has been incarcerated in Oklahoma since 1987, according to the ODOC.

He was serving multiple sentences, including 60 years for a prior escape from custody, when he escaped from the Oklahoma State Reformatory.

It was not immediately clear how Logan was able to able to leave the medium-security facility on Sunday. A spokesperson for the ODOC declined to comment.

Last month, a convicted murderer escaped from a prison in Mississippi and was captured two days later.

Michael Floyd Wilson, known as Pretty Boy Floyd, was reportedly treated at a hospital twice under a fake name for injuries that he received while going over the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility's razor-wire fence.

About a dozen prison employees were later suspended because they waited more than a day to tell the state's Department of Corrections that Floyd was missing.