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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Two escapees from an Arkansas Department of Correction work-release center have been recaptured.
Department spokeswoman Shea Wilson said Saturday that 46-year-old Danny Rankins was recaptured Saturday in Liberal, Kan., and 42-year-old John Laxton Jr. was arrested Friday night between Loveland and Denver, Colo.
Wilson did not have details of the arrests but said both were taken into custody without incident after being spotted on various store videos in Oklahoma.
Wilson said investigators believe the two were picked up from separate work-release sites in Blytheville on July 18 by a woman. Wilson said a woman with Laxton when he was arrested was also arrested but has not been charged.
Laxton was serving a 20-year sentence for theft while Rankins was serving a 20-year term for drug convictions.