Two Inmates Escape From Delaware County Jail

By Bryan McLoone |

Published 01/29 2014 10:37AM

Updated 01/29 2014 06:54PM

JAY, OK.--- At 1:45 this morning, inmates Pete Wolfe and Anthony Scott Anderson escaped from the Delaware County Jail. Sheriff Harlan Moore says the whereabouts of the two escapees is unknown at this time. With the uncertainty of two dangerous men on the loose, local residents are becoming more cautious to what is going on around them. 

"Well, it's kind of scary for the whole community, but we support our law enforcement. We know it won't be long before they have them back in custody," said Amy Cunningham, Jay Resident. 

Jay High School was on lockdown this morning. One student had no idea what was going to happen.

"We just moved away from the windows. We were just really quiet, and I was so scared, I was shaking. I couldn't even hold my phone," said Kaylea Manning, Jay High School Sophomore. 

Sheriff Harlan Moore says the police department made a reverse 911 call this morning to alert the community of the escape.

"We notified almost every phone in Delaware County, and I would advice citizens that if someone didn't show up to work today that should be at work, that they might want to give our dispatch center a call," said Sheriff Harlan Moore, Delaware County. 

Sheriff Moore says these are two men the area should be aware of.

"Both of them are in our jails for violent crimes. One is in jail for a pretrial on aggravated robbery and the other is on a failure to pay situation for rape," said Sheriff Moore. 

Until both men are caught, residents know they need to be more cautious.

"As far as being scared, just keep the doors locked, and that's really the only different thing I would be doing," said Cunningham. 

"Anything can happen in a matter of seconds, just be safe, keep your family safe, these are bad men, and there capable of anything," said Manning. 

A representative from the Jay Police Department says the lockdown at Jay High School was for precautionary reasons. If anyone sees or hears anything, Sheriff Moore says they should call 918-253-4531.

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