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For Immediate Release

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September 20, 2017 Western District of Oklahoma; 405-231-4206
USMS Office of Public Affairs; (703) 740-1699
US Marshals Nab Oklahoma Inmate-Transport Escapees in Pennsylvania and Missouri
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M – U.S. Marshals have arrested the two inmates who overpowered guards, stole a transport van and escaped Aug. 22 in Oklahoma during a multi-state inmate transfer by a private transportation company. The Marshals investigation spanned several states, with the inmates eventually found and arrested in Pennsylvania and Missouri.

On Sept. 15, Philadelphia U.S. Marshals, in coordination with the Falls Township Police Department, took Andrew Jason Foy into custody at the Ace Hotel located at 216 Lincoln Hwy in Fairless Hills, PA.

On Sept 20, U.S. Marshals from Springfield, Missouri, took Darren Taylor Walp into custody at a truck stop in Norwood, Missouri, after a several-hours standoff that required a local SWAT team to deploy.

Inmates Walp and Foy, while being transported Aug. 22 through Major County by Inmate Services Corporation, assaulted the two transporting officers and stole the transport vehicle. On Aug 23, warrants were issued for both Foy and Walp in Major County District Court cases CF-2017-56 and CF-2017-57, respectively. Both Foy and Walp were charged with six counts of kidnapping, two counts of conjoint robbery, assault with intent to commit felony and conspiracy to commit felony. Each has a bond set at $1 million.

On Sept. 4, Oklahoma City U.S. Marshals adopted the case. Since adopting the case, U.S. Marshals offices across the United States, including Pennsylvania, Illinois and Missouri, were involved in the manhunt for Foy and Walp.

Since escaping custody, it is believed Foy and Walp stole additional vehicles, including a 2007 Peterbilt tractor-trailer. The pair had last been seen on video surveillance at a convenience store in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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