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Escaped Wyoming prisoner captured in DFW area, Mesquite police say

Robert Akin Simpson was arrested by Dallas police Monday.
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An escaped Wyoming prisoner was arrested in Dallas Monday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Updated Oct. 2 with details of Simpson's capture.

An escaped prisoner from Wyoming who was imprisoned for aggravated burglary with a weapon was in the DFW area and was apprehended and arrested in the Dallas area by the Dallas Police Department Monday, Mesquite Police confirmed.

Around 3:12 a.m. Sunday, the Mesquite Police Department answered a suspicious persons call in the 1200 block of Americana Lane in Mesquite. Upon arrival, they found two men running away from the location.

One of the men was apprehended and was identified as Jason Green, a white 48-year-old escapee from the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

The second man who ran away from police was another escaped prisoner, Robert Akin Simpson, pictured at the top of this story. Simpson is a white 30-year-old who was in custody in Wyoming for aggravated burglary with a weapon. 

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