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Escaped Inmate Captured

Update 5/27:

The inmate who escaped in Olney was captured in Palo Pinto County on Sunday.

Olney Police Chief Barry Roberts said a Palo Pinto Co. deputy saw the escapee, Michael Dennis Rimmer on the side of the road at the intersection of I-20 and Highway 281. When the deputy approached him, Rimmer put his hands in the air and said, "You got me."

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Police in Olney are telling resident to stay inside and lock their doors, as they search for an inmate they believe escaped from a prison transport early this morning.

Olney Police Chief Barry Roberts told Newschannel 6, the transport stopped at Allsup's just after midnight before proceeding East. When the transport reached Terrell, near Dallas, they did a head count and realized they were missing 33 year-old Michael Dennis Rimmer.

Roberts said the stop in Olney was the only stop the transport made, so they're working on the assumption he's somewhere in town.

DPS troopers, Young County Sheriff's Deputies and Graham Police are assisting in the search.  

Rimmer has a violent history and is being considered dangerous. Chief Roberts said he has assaulted a peace officer in the past and has a history dealing Methanphetamine.

Rimmer is described as 6 feet tall and about 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and blue jeans. He also had belly chains and leg irons on, though police believe he may have cut them off.

Stay with Newschannel 6 as we follow this developing story.

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