Augustus King mugshot

Police capture ‘Most Wanted’ prison escapee 15 years later, leading double life as a different person

Tennessee authorities arrested a man on Saturday who had been on the run for 15 years after escaping an Oklahoma prison.

WBIR reports that Augustus King, 63, escaped from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in 2002 and apparently, was living under a different identity. When officers responded to a disturbance near Physician’s Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday afternoon, they determined that the man causing the ruckus was King, who had taken on a different identity.

Authorities reported that King was on Oklahoma’s Top 15 Most Wanted list. According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, King was serving time for two counts of felony forgery when he escaped from the Tulsa County District Correctional facility. He’d  been arrested for forgery before, prior to his most recent conviction. Further, he was previously convicted of burglary, and receiving and concealing stolen property.

King is being held at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility while he awaits extradition.

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