A local man accused of a deceptive escape from Comanche County Detention Center custody Monday is finally behind bars, but not on charges related to the alleged escape.
Court records show 21-year-old Daniel T. Peek was ordered Tuesday to remain at the county jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond for one count of possession of a stolen vehicle. He made an initial appearance after being captured around 3 a.m. Tuesday following a bolt from the jail about 10 hours prior.
While CCDC Administrator William Hobbs said the facility is looking into possibly making a few policy changes, the escape appears to have been an isolated incident.
Lawton Police Capt. Craig Akard said Peek was arrested Friday around noon, when Peek was allegedly caught driving a stolen Hyundai Elantra in the area of Northwest 16th Street and Euclid Avenue.
After spending the weekend in jail, LPD officers escorted Peek to the county jail and reportedly followed standard procedures for bringing him into the facility. The officers brought him in a patrol car to the jail, waited for the garage door of the jail to be opened for them and walked Peek into the pre-booking area, where he was handcuffed to a bench to await booking.
Hobbs said pre-booking areas are standard at most large jails and provide employees of the facility a place for officers to bring prisoners to be processed later. The area is not typically reserved for violent or high-profile criminals, who are typically booked and secured right away, Hobbs said.