The Pryor Times

August 30, 2013

Jail escapee nabbed in Tulsa

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

— Jail escapee nabbed in Tulsa

After escaping from custody of the Mayes County Jail, Laurin Lemley was arrested in Tulsa.

While returning to jail after a court hearing in which she was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, Lemley removed her handcuffs and fled.

As a result, three Pryor schools were placed on lockdown. Officials searched houses in the neighborhood surrounding the jail. After an hour of searching through the combined efforts of Pryor Police Department and the sheriff's office, the search was officially called off.

Tuesday morning, Lemley was taken into custody near 31st Street and Memorial Drive in Tulsa by the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force.

Lemley appeared in Mayes County District Court via video conferencing before Judge Rebecca Gore Wednesday afternoon with new charges. Gore told Lemley the felony charge of escaping from jail can carry up to seven years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Lemley was ordered to appear with an attorney for the Oct. 10 preliminary hearing sounding docket. Per the state's recommendation, bond was set at $250,000.