ALVA, Okla. — Multiple agencies worked together to capture an escaped prisoner who went on the run for almost a week.
45-year-old Joey Mena walked away from the Bill Johnson Correctional Center and was able to leave the area by stealing a car.
A weeklong manhunt was launched involving Oklahoma Department of Correction’s Fugitive Apprehension Team, Oklahoma City P.D., and the United States Marshals Service.
The multi-agency manhunt led to a residence in the 4000 block of SE 45th Street where Mena barricaded himself for a few minutes but ultimately surrendered after authorities announced their presence. (Oklahoma News 4)
Mena was taken into custody, as well as his 37-year-old girlfriend Michelle Kjelgaard who was arrested for felony harboring of a fugitive.
Mena was serving a 165-day sentence for larceny and possession of stolen property.