Officials: 2 escaped Okla. inmates may be armed

Sheriff Steve Randolph said the inmates overpowered two transport officers and took the van


Associated Press

FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Authorities are searching for two escaped inmates who may be armed after they stole a prisoner transport van in northwestern Oklahoma.

Authorities in Major County say the search continued Wednesday for 32-year-old Andrew Foy and 37-year-old Darren Walp.

Andrew Foy, left, and Darren Walp have escaped from police custody after overtaking two transport officers and stealing a vehicle in Oklahoma.
Andrew Foy, left, and Darren Walp have escaped from police custody after overtaking two transport officers and stealing a vehicle in Oklahoma. (Photo/Fairview Police)

Sheriff Steve Randolph says the inmates overpowered two transport officers Tuesday morning and took the van on U.S. 412 north of Fairview, which is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.

Randolph says the van was found about 13 miles (21 kilometers) away, with an empty gun holster inside. Investigators believe the two inmates later stole a truck from a nearby oilfield.

Authorities say Walp was being taken to Kansas to face property crime charges, while Foy is wanted in Wyoming on burglary, forgery and fraud charges.

Associated Press

FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Authorities are searching for two escaped inmates who may be armed after they stole a prisoner transport van in northwestern Oklahoma.

Authorities in Major County say the search continued Wednesday for 32-year-old Andrew Foy and 37-year-old Darren Walp.

Sheriff Steve Randolph says the inmates overpowered two transport officers Tuesday morning and took the van on U.S. 412 north of Fairview, which is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.

Randolph says the van was found about 13 miles (21 kilometers) away, with an empty gun holster inside. Investigators believe the two inmates later stole a truck from a nearby oilfield.

Authorities say Walp was being taken to Kansas to face property crime charges, while Foy is wanted in Wyoming on burglary, forgery and fraud charges.

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