Adair County Jail Escapee Turns Self In

Carlos Locust

A convicted murderer who escaped from the Adair County Jail in Stilwell, Okla., Sunday night (Aug. 4) has now turned himself in.

Adair County Sheriff David Hardin said Carlos Locust, 25, turned himself shortly after midnight (Aug. 6).

Investigators said Carlos Locust and Mark Pack overpowered a jail guard around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Sheriff Hardin.

Pack, who was jailed and awaiting trial for an assault and battery on an officer charge in Westville, Okla., in 2012, was found about three hours after the escape a few blocks from the jail.

Hardin said Locust was being held before the escape for transfer to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. In May, Locust pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter in the beating death of Stephen Buckner. Hardin said Locust and another man beat Buckner on a county road.


Filed in: Crimestoppers

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