Department of Correction officials and the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Department are searching for Weston Randall Scott, 22, after he escaped from a work site Wednesday morning.


Department of Correction officials and the Tishomingo Sheriff’s Department are searching for Weston Randall Scott, 22, after he escaped from a work site Wednesday morning.

Scott was working for Johnston County on contract from the Madill Work Center and was washing cars when he took one of the vehicles and drove off. According to DOC rules, inmates must be under supervision.

“He was supervised,” DOC Caseworker Jan McCormick said. “There were people there and they are investigating what happened.”

Scott was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections for second-degree burglary and began his sentence on June 3 of this year. One of the years was on probation and Scott was scheduled for a parole hearing in May 2012.

Offenders selected for the work program can not be deemed a threat to society, a sex offender, an offender with an escape history, current or past history of domestic violence consisting of two or more misdemeanors or felony domestic violence conviction. McCormick said officials are looking for Scott in Ada, where he has associates, as well as Tulsa. It is the first time in her 15 years that someone working through the Madill Work Center has walked off the job.

Once caught, Scott will face new charges and be placed into the penitentiary system.