McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


July 1, 2014

Brush Hog Botches Hiding Place

McAlester — A brush hog came close to running over a person hiding in the state prison cemetery Wednesday morning, according to police.

A Shawnee man was arrested after successfully eluding police once, according to Sgt. Det. Chris Morris. The man was allegedly hiding in high weeds before a brush hog started coming his way, police said.

Before the brush hog was on top of him, the man fled and the driver called law enforcement, according to Morris.

Morris said that police believe the man had drugs on him at the time of his arrest. The alleged drugs were wrapped in black electrical tape, according to police.

Morris said that it is suspected that the man had intentions of sneaking the alleged banned substance into the state prison.

While trying to elude police a second time, it is believed by police that he attempted to throw some of the alleged drugs over a barbed wire fence. Morris said the alleged drugs were never on state property and were never in realistic danger of getting inside the prison.  

 McAlester police and sheriff’s deputies responded to the call, Morris said.

The man was brought to Pittsburg County Justice Center and was booked into jail, according to Morris.

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