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Escaped Florida inmates captured in Oklahoma

Oklahoma District 21 Task Force members were able to arrest Ronly Diaz Pardo (Right) and David Allan Anderson (Left) after an attempted traffic stop in Oklahoma just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday. (Photo credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

Two inmates that escaped from a Florida jail, and allegedly passed through Western North Carolina, have been captured in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma District 21 Task Force members were able to arrest Ronly Diaz Pardo and David Allan Anderson after an attempted traffic stop in Oklahoma just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Oklahoma officials say that Pardo and Anderson have local charges pending there, as well.

“We could not have received better news today than this,” Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews said in a post on the department's Facebook page. “We are very grateful for all of the agencies that have joined this investigation and have worked tirelessly to bring these subjects back into custody.”

News 13 reported on Tuesday that authorities found a stolen car believed to have been taken by the Florida escapees near the Lake Junaluska dam in Haywood County. The sheriff's office reported a 2001 white, single-cab GMC truck was stolen Tuesday morning close to where the Florida car was found.

The Haywood County Sheriff's Office said the stolen vehicle from Haywood County was located in Oklahoma.

Pardo is a Department of Corrections inmate who was recently transported to the Washington County Jail on a new charge of murder. He is currently serving a sentence for two counts of sell manufacture or delivery of marijuana and lewd and lascivious battery out of Collier County, Florida.

Anderson was being held in the Washington County Jail on the charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement with disregard to safety of person or property, use or display of weapon during felony offense, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, trafficking of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to sell manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance without prescription, and possession of paraphernalia.

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