Bryan County jail escapee caught in Louisiana

BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. – Stoney Jewel Ellis, An Oklahoma jail escapee, was located in Sulphur, Louisiana.

Ellis, 43, and two other inmates, Billy Don Payne and Roger Lee Mayfield, were being held at the Bryan County Jail when officials say they escaped the morning of June 19.

According to reports, Payne and Mayfield were located and taken into custody while Ellis remained at large.

Ellis is a suspect of an accident that involves a death out of Ellis County, Texas. However, he was being held in Bryan County, Oklahoma, for suspected murder.

The murder suspect managed to get to Louisiana, where he was finally apprehended in Sulphur.

Sulphur detective Nick Console pulled over a vehicle with two individuals inside on Thursday right before midnight.

According to Det. Console, he pulled the 2009 silver Chevrolet Malibu over because of missing taillights.

Once the vehicle pulled over, the Sulphur detective noted Ellis’s behavior as “extremely nervous.”

According to authorities, the detective ran the license plate number. At this point, the detective learned the vehicle was connected to someone with two outstanding warrants—additionally, Det. Console found out about Ellis’s status as a jail escapee.

Desire Rayann Lee of Red Oak, Texas was also in the vehicle with Ellis. It is unclear whether it was Lee or Ellis behind the wheel that evening.

Lee, listed as a co-dependent of Ellis, was issued a warrant for her arrest from Oklahoma authorities for assisting Ellis in his jail escape. (KPLCTV)


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