MCALESTER, Okla. – A man serving time for car theft walked away Friday night from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center, a minimum-security prison for men located in northwest McAlester.
At around 7:40 p.m., A K-9 officer on patrol saw Aaron Foote, 48, leave the facility’s chapel service and walk behind the building. The officer followed him and asked what he was doing. Foote then ran away west from the facility, and the officer lost sight him in the darkness.
Foote was serving a four-year sentence for car theft out of Oklahoma County. He has a rap sheet stretching back to 1990 for crimes including theft, second-degree burglary, domestic abuse and kidnapping.
Temperatures were well below freezing overnight, and Foote was last seen wearing only blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt and tennis shoes.
Facility security staff, Oklahoma Department of Corrections agents and area law enforcement are looking for Foote.
Foote is described as white, 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighing 176 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Jackie Brannon Correctional Center, which is unfenced and houses 738 minimum-security inmates, is a former hospital that sits on 1,300 acres and pasture next door to Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
Saturday visitation at the facility is canceled.