Lincoln County authorities search for 4 escaped jail inmates

Two of the four inmates who escaped earlier this week through a jail's air vent in central Oklahoma were caught early on Wednesday after being spotted by fishermen at a reservoir, local media reported.

Sometime between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Monday, Jeremy Tyson Irvin, 31; Brian Allen Moody, 23; Sonny Baker, 41; and Trey Glenn Goodnight, 27 escaped out of the Lincoln County Jail using the ventilation system.

Three of the inmates were jailed for property crimes but the fourth, Irvin, is charged with first degree murder. He is accused of killing Robert Goodwin, Jr.in Stroud in 2016.

Brian Moody and Sonny Baker, who were also suspected of property crimes, remained on the loose, the news stations reported.

Baker and Moody previously escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in March and were later recaptured.

The sheriff said he believes that Baker and Moody were able to make their escape in a stolen white Dodge truck.

They were taken into custody without incident, authorities said. The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is not involved in the search.

"There's an area between the ceiling and. probably about a 10-foot wall".

Dougherty told KOCO that three county commissioners met with contractors to "see what we can do to avoid this from happening anymore".

Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Dougherty said the men used the same means of escape each time. Calls to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office were not immediately returned.

  • Larry Hoffman