2 escapees from federal prison in Forrest City recaptured

     (AP) – 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 Roberts

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 121/2 years for distribution of methamphetamine.

     Both men now face federal escape charges.


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