Escaped murderer could be heading to OKC metro


OKLAHOMA CITY – A murderer who escaped from prison Monday morning may be on his way to the metro, according to the Department of Corrections.

Jason Bales, 29, was convicted in 2007 for murdering his girlfriend’s mother, Stepheny Glass, in Oklahoma City.

Monday morning he escaped from Mack Alford Correctional Facility in Stringtown, where he was serving a life sentence.

Jerry Massie with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said prison officials still don’t know for sure how Bales escaped.

“We’re not sure exactly how he was able to get out of the facility. The fence has not been cut. There’s no blood on the razor wire,” Massie said.

Mack Alford is a medium-security correctional facility.

Because Bales may yet have contacts in Oklahoma County, Massie said the Dept. of Corrections has alerted law enforcement there.

The Dept. of Corrections considers Bales armed and dangerous.

Bales’ then-girlfriend Jordan Kemp was also convicted for her mother’s murder. A juvenile at the time, her records are sealed.

Bales was last seen wearing his prison jumpsuit.

If you see Bales, you are asked to call police.

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