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Columbia Missourian

Oklahoma prison escapee recaptured near Joplin

By The Associated Press
November 13, 2012 | 7:44 a.m. CST

JOPLIN — Authorities in Missouri say an escapee from an Oklahoma correctional center in McAlester has been recaptured near Joplin.

Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said 27-year-old Alvin Boyer was found hiding in the attic of a home Monday afternoon on the south side of Joplin.

Other details were not immediately available.

Boyer was serving a nearly eight-year prison sentence for drug and weapons convictions when he escaped the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center on Oct. 26.