OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) -- A murder suspect and his cellmate are back in custody after escaping the Oklahoma County Detention Center through a window on the 12th floor, scaling down using bed sheets on Friday morning.
Pablo Robledo, 34, and another inmate at the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority's Detention Center escaped from the jail Friday morning, the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office said. The second inmate was immediately captured, but Robledo, held on a first-degree murder charge, went on the run, and the sheriff's office warned the public he was considered dangerous and not to be approached.
Oklahoma City Police say around 7 a.m. Friday, they found Robledo’s cellmate Jose Hernandez lying on the concrete outside the jail with his leg broken. Hernandez was in the jail on multiple charges including first-degree rape. Above him, police say they saw a busted out window 12 stories up.
Robledo was already gone with a two-hour head start. Robledo was originally in jail connected to a 30-year-old man’s murder in June 2019.
The two inmates scaled down a 100-foot makeshift rope made of sheets and paper from the 12th floor. Jail officials told KFOR the 12th floor is reserved for extremely violent offenders and has high security.
Around 2:30 p.m., Robledo was spotted in a neighborhood near SW 37th and I-44, about six miles from the jail. Robledo surrendered peacefully.