Jul 6, 2010 8:32 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado prison escapee caught in Oklahoma

A Colorado prison escapee has discovered it's a good idea to use turn signals.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Rickey Hunter was pulled over by a trooper in Enid early Saturday. Trooper Josh Byrd said in a report that Hunter had failed to use his turn signals before rounding two corners. Byrd's report said Hunter failed a field-sobriety test and gave the trooper a fake driver's license with a picture that looked nothing like Hunter. The trooper said Hunter's real ID documents turned up hidden in the back of his wallet. That enabled Byrd to identify Hunter as an escapee from a minimum-security state prison in Colorado, where he had been serving a four-year sentence for larceny.

Hunter is being held in Oklahoma, awaiting pickup by Colorado authorities.


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