An Oklahoma County jail inmate is on the loose and another is back in custody after they broke a 12th floor window and used bed sheets to escape early Friday from the facility.
Just before 7 a.m., the Oklahoma City Police Department notified jail staff they detained Jose Balentin Hernandez, 33, who was found walking with a leg injury.
Hernandez, who is accused of rape, indecent exposure and burglary, broke is leg after jumping from the fourth floor of the jail, said Mac Mullings, programs and services coordinator with a jail trust that recently took over operations from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
Hernandez was taken to OU Medical Center, Mullings said.
Oklahoma City police caught Hernandez trying to steal a truck, Mullings told The Oklahoman.
Authorities said Hernandez and his cellmate, Pablo Daniel Robledo, 34 were both absent from the facility, with video showing Robledo south of the jail around 5:25 a.m.
Two inmates escape Oklahoma County jail
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