February 8th, 2010
03:08 PM ET

Statewide manhunt under way for three escaped inmates


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Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

A statewide manhunt is under way in Oklahoma for three escaped inmates. The fugitives have been missing from the William S. Key Correctional Center since Friday night.

“It’s a minimum security facility,” said Jerry Massie, public information officer for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. “We think they just walked away to get out of their housing unit.”

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The escapees are suspected of breaking into a home in the area and stealing an unknown number of guns, Massie said. They are considered armed and dangerous.

Christopher D. Hibl, 20, was serving time for possession of stolen property. He has multiple tattoos on his body. A tattoo on his back reads “IN LOVING MEMORY OF LAUDIE HIBLE.” Another tattoo on his left arm says “WINNERS MAKE IT HAPPEN, LOSERS MAKE EXCUSES.”

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Dennis W. Finch, 20, has the following three tattoos: “JAMIE”, on his stomach; CALIFORNIA BOY” on his neck, and “USMC” on his upper right arm. He was in prison for burglary.

Jake D. Trout, 22, was convicted of burglary and forgery charges. He has multiple tattoos on his body: A Yankees logo on his stomach, “SMASH” on his chest; a skull, clover, star and “LIFE/DEATH” on his left arm.

Anyone who sees the three escapees should contact their local law enforcement agency, or call the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit at 405-425-2570 or toll free at (800) 363-1110.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. James

    are you kidding me? "just walked away", how common to walk away from jail, is there not a fence or guard or a punishment? if hey just shoot escapees like in the movies no one would escape or much less try again.

    February 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  2. carlos exantus

    Wow what a sad situation

    February 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  3. Denise Barlow

    If they have been missing since Friday, what's to say they aren't somewhere outside the state they escaped from? Scarry thought.

    February 8, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  4. Tim Gibson

    We think they just walked away, what a comfort that must be for those who live in the surrounding area and the community at large. How it as simple as just walking away from prison ever acceptable?

    February 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm |