Oklahoma police are asking for help from the public in locating two escaped inmates who are believed to be in a stolen semi truck.
Manhunt Is On For Escaped Inmates
Early Tuesday morning, Andrew Jason Foy, 32, and Darren Walp, 37, were being transferred from Oklahoma to Wyoming and Kansas to face charges when they overpowered the transport guards and stole the transport van in Fairview, Oklahoma.
The van was found abandoned in Ringwood, about 13 miles away from Fairview. The inmates reportedly stole and traveled in a maroon pickup truck after they left the van behind.
Escapees Last Seen In Black 2007 Peterbilt
According to the Major County Sheriff’s Office, Foy and Walp were spotted at a QuikTrip gas station on the Turner Turnpike at the Sapulpa exit around 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday.
The inmates were seen driving a black 2007 Peterbilt with the Oklahoma tag number 706493. That truck was believed to have been stolen in El Reno either Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. The Major County Sheriff’s Office did not specify whether the truck was hauling a trailer.
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According to Seward County undersheriff Gene Ward, Walp had worked as a cattle truck driver.
Charges against the escaped inmates now include kidnapping, escape, robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and assault and battery with the intent to commit a felony. Both men are subject to a $1,000,000 bond.
Foy and Walp have no previous history of violent crime. They may be armed and should be considered dangerous.
If you spot Foy, Walp, or the stolen truck, you’re asked to call the Major County Sheriff’s Office at 580-227-4471.