Tahlequah Daily Press

August 5, 2013

Convicted killer escapes from jail in Adair County

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Local and state authorities say an inmate who escaped the Adair County jail Sunday night should be considered "extremely dangerous."

Authorities say Carlos Locust, 25, was charged with murder in 2012 but pleaded guilty this year to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter. He received 30 years in prison and was jailed in Adair County pending his transportation to a state facility.

Sources say Locust and 37-year-old Mark Pack overpowered a jailer late Sunday and fled from the jail.

Pack was serving time for allegedly shooting a Westville police officer in 2012. Pack was captured Monday morning a short distance from the jail.

Anyone who sees Locust is urged to immediately contact local law enforcement agencies or the Adair County Sheriff's Office at (918) 696-2106.

Locust is described as having brown eyes, a shaved head, and he stands 6 feet 2 inches tall. He weighs around 220 pounds and described as an American Indian. Hew was last seen wearing his jail outfit.