MCALESTER – Derik Wayne Taylor (DOC 703090), an inmate reported missing from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center since the morning of November 5, has been returned to custody.
Inmate Taylor was apprehended in the McAlester area Saturday afternoon by facility staff and Department of Corrections K-9 Agents. He will be taken to Oklahoma State Penitentiary where he will face additional charges.
MCALESTER – Derik Wayne Taylor (DOC 703090), an inmate at Jackie Brannon Corrections Center, has unlawfully walked away from the corrections facility in which he was housed.
Inmate Taylor was unaccounted at 7:10 a.m. on November 5 after failing to report to his assigned kitchen duty. Upon confirmation of his absence, local police and area hospitals were notified and search efforts commenced.
Inmate Taylor, 32, is serving 15 years for burglary and eluding convictions out of Garfield County. He is a white male with low-cut, brown hair, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and has a yin and yang tattoo on the right side of his neck. He is currently serving a 7-year sentence for Burglary II and a 4-year sentence for Escape After Lawful Arrest, both out of Le Flore County.
If you have seen Inmate Taylor or know of his whereabouts, Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials urge you to call 911.