Bartlesville PD SWAT team captures California correctional facility escapee

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Bartlesville, Okla – A California correctional facility escapee was located and captured 45 miles north of Tulsa in the Oklahoma city of Bartlesville.

Authorities say, Charlie Everitt, 45, broke out of the John Latarraca Correctional Center back in April by cutting through a wall, making his way through the HVAC system to eventually reach the roof.

After Everitt escaped from the correctional facility on April 26th, a joint operation involving the Merced County Sheriff’s office, the United States Marshals, and Sacramento Police Department’s Task Force initiated.

Man escaped California prison and fled to Oklahoma

Investigators gathered critical intel on Everitt’s possible plans to exit California and travel to a friend in Oklahoma. 

A tip was reportedly shared with Bartlesville Police Department, including an exact location.

Police learned that Everitt might be sleeping at a specific residence.

Bartlesville PD SWAT reported to the scene and arrested Everitt.

The Merced County inmate escapee remains in Oklahoma’s custody until his transfer to California. (FOX 26 News)

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