2 escapees from federal prison in Forrest City recaptured


Devoy Nokes and George Robert

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Two escapees from the federal prison in Forrest City have been recaptured in Fayetteville.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday that Devoy Nokes and George Robert were arrested without incident Tuesday at a home in south Fayetteville by officers with the Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force.

Authorities say the two men had escaped the Federal Correctional Institute in Forrest City on Monday.

Nokes was serving 15 years for federal firearms violations and Roberts was serving 12{ years for distribution of methamphetamine.

Both men now face federal escape charges.


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