Woman charged in Garfield County with escape felony

Cassandra Rae McIlroy

A woman was charged last week in Enid after officials said she walked away from a correctional center.

Cassandra Rae McIlroy was charged Sept. 28 with one felony count of escape from a penal institution, according to court documents filed in Garfield County District Court. The crime is punishable by two to seven years in prison. However, due to prior convictions, the felony is punishable by four years to life in prison.

On Aug. 22, McIlroy was assigned to Catalyst Correctional Center in Enid to serve out her incarceration, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the case. About 3:11 a.m. Sept. 25, McIlroy walked away from the facility and didn’t return.

All local jails, hospitals and known family were contacted, and McIlroy wasn’t found, according to the affidavit. The Department of Corrections hotline also was notified at 8:20 a.m. that day. 

McIlroy was incarcerated by DOC for a possession of methamphetamine conviction, had received a 6-month sentence and was eligible for release Dec. 31, according to the affidavit. She has convictions from Custer and Oklahoma counties, according to the DOC website.

Online court records show an arrest warrant was issued Sept. 28, and bond set at $100,000. 

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