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Two 'Dangerous' Inmates Escaped From Texas Jail

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Texas authorities are using helicopters and dogs to search for two "dangerous" Texas inmates who escaped from jail this morning by squeezing through a gate, leaving behind their black and white prison suits on the railroad tracks behind the jail.

Authorities believe Brian Tucker, 44, and John King, 39, escaped from Hopkins County Jail in Sulphur Springs, Texas, at around 8:30 a.m. today.

"Both are considered dangerous," Deputy Alvin Jordan of the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office told ABCNews.com.

Area schools are on lockdown and businesses are on high alert, according to police.

Tucker was awaiting trial in jail for capital murder charges and King had been indicted for evading arrest.

"They were put out on rec yard to have outside rec and undoubtedly squeezed through the gate and took off," Jordan said. "We did find their black and whites about 100 yards behind the facility."

Tucker and King were both segregated from other inmates because of the types of crimes they have committed, according to Jordan.

It is unknown what the men are wearing, whether they may have used some kind of transportation after leaving the jail yard and whether they are still together, Jordan said.

Asked if there is any reason to believe they could be armed, Jordan said, "At this point, unless they picked up anything from here to where they're at, the weapons part is unknown."

Their only known connection at this time is that they were inmates at the same time in the same jail with no known previous ties.

Authorities are warning people to be careful and call 911 if they see the men.

"If they're spotted, make sure they lock their doors, call 911 and tell us what area they're in," Jordan said. "Don't try to let them approach you."

Tucker is 5-foot-7-inches and about 170 pounds. He has brown eyes, brown hair and multiple tattoos. King is 5-foot-8-inches and 165 pounds. He has black hair, hazel eyes and multiple tattoos.

by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Texas seems to be imploding. Wasn't a Texas DA and his wife just shot and killed? Texas! Get your shit together! 

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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Surely the queen of sarcasm can appreciate sarcasm. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

Ignorance

Quoting Donna6503:
I blame Obama and his very liberal food stamp program; everybody knows that if Obama didn't allow food stamps those convicts would've preferred their life in prison.

Yep, gotta blame Obama it is his fault totally
mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM

They got through a gate eh...I doubt that. 

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:36 PM
I wondered that too. I was half expecting it to be a story about fluffy bunnies or something like that that are 'dangerous'.

Quoting kailu1835:

Why is the word dangerous in quotations?  To me that denotes sarcasm, but maybe there's a different reason?

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mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM

There are a few prisons in Norway that don't have gates or bars. They have housing on an island in the Baltic sea. Want to escape? Gotta swim. 

But, unlike Russia, we have this thing called a Constitution. And in that Constitution, cruel and unusual punishment is against the law. As it should be because here in America we are not barbarians and prisoner abuse is the work of barbarians. Russia does some pretty horrific things to prisoners, too many of them political prisoners, and we do not want to mirror that treatment. For one thing, there is no solid evidence to support that bad prisons acts as a deterrent. 

Quoting DragonMother10:
If they are caught, they should send them to the Black Dolphin Prison in Russia, there is no escaping that place. Prisons here are a joke!
lisa8824
by New Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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Thanks and I will let y'all know, doors locked alarm set and loaded revolver waiting for any intruders!

Quoting pamelax3:

 that is scary..stay safe and let us know of any uupdates




Quoting lisa8824:

It wasn't a prison it was from a jail, for some reason the jail is near tracks, one is in for capital murder, this happened 24 miles from me and their stolen car was found in the town I live in, we have heard choppers all day long and our schools are on lock down! It has been a very scary situation in little east Texas today!



 

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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Same here.

Quoting canadianmom1974:

I wondered that too. I was half expecting it to be a story about fluffy bunnies or something like that that are 'dangerous'.

Quoting kailu1835:

Why is the word dangerous in quotations?  To me that denotes sarcasm, but maybe there's a different reason?


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Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Hmmm really Billie,

So you "like" her reply because she was young and inexperience ... That makes a lot of sense now.



Quoting Billiejeens:

 


I am not draging this thread down with this nonsense.


Her oldest child is three - she is incredibly young and not experienced, I do not believe that many years from now her child will be being beaten.


However, understand this - if I should see the child being beaten for that or anything else, you will be behind me in the rush to quickly put an end to that.


Quoting Donna6503:

And you "like" that instead.

(SMH)



Quoting Billiejeens:


 



She didn't say that she would have her husband do anything.



She indicated that daddy would beat the gay out



Try to be accurate, please.



Quoting Donna6503:

Gee Billie,

Since we're talking about ignorance and people supporting criminals and all.

I want to know why, when we had a post from a person that believed that she would have her husband beat the "gay" out of their kids ... She received one "like" and it came from you?

Why, do you support such ignorance?




Quoting Billiejeens:



 




Ignorance




Quoting Donna6503:

I blame Obama and his very liberal food stamp program; everybody knows that if Obama didn't allow food stamps those convicts would've preferred their life in prison.

Yep, gotta blame Obama it is his fault totally.



 




 




 



 





 


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lisa8824
by New Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:46 PM
We have been told they are to be considered dangerous and possibly armed, one if them was there waiting for trial for murder

Quoting kailu1835:

Why is the word dangerous in quotations?  To me that denotes sarcasm, but maybe there's a different reason?

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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM

I understand that from reading the post, but just from reading the title before opening the post, I expected it to be a joke, like the other poster mentioned about bunnies.  I think it's poor placement of quotations.

Quoting lisa8824:

We have been told they are to be considered dangerous and possibly armed, one if them was there waiting for trial for murder

Quoting kailu1835:

Why is the word dangerous in quotations?  To me that denotes sarcasm, but maybe there's a different reason?


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