- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A telephone service employee suspected of stealing more than $40,000 from phone terminals in the Oklahoma County jail has been arrested following a short standoff with deputies in Oklahoma City.

The sheriff’s office says in a news release that 65-year-old Thomas Caldwell was found about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in a parking lot at Penn Square Mall and when deputies approached him he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at his head. Deputies talked Caldwell into dropping the gun after about 5 minutes then arrested him.

Online court records do not list an attorney for him.

Authorities say Caldwell worked for Telmate, a company that provides phone service for county jail inmates. Caldwell was last seen March 3 when video cameras recorded him leaving the jail’s rear entrance.

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