A manhunt for an escapee from Seminole that began Thursday afternoon in the Bethel Acres area ended at 4:48 p.m. with David Wayne Johnson, 38, in police custody.

A manhunt for an escapee from Seminole that began Thursday afternoon in the Bethel Acres area ended at 4:48 p.m. with David Wayne Johnson, 38, in police custody.

About 11:37 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to the area of Hardesty Road and Patterson Road in Bethel Acres to check reports on a vehicle being reported on a citizen’s property.

  

A male suspect wearing a plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a blue ball cap was seen near the vehicle and he was identified as Johnson.

  

The vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Seminole County after a manhunt in that county on March 6.

Seminole police reported via Facebook Tuesday afternoon that they had a manhunt in the area of Wrangler and Boren Blvd. for Johnson, who had escaped their custody the night before. They believed he was headed to the Harrah-Newalla area.

After Thursday's sighting of him in Bethel Acres,  Pottawatomie County Undersheriff said deputies, with assistance from tribal police and the department's drone, sealed the area and put man trackers inside the perimeter, where they got a good track.

Johnson was located taken into custody without incident in an area near Stevens and New Hope Road, about a mile from his original sighting.

Palmer, who said Johnson had numerous warrants when he was arrested by Seminole, said he was being returned to Seminole County to face charges there.