Authorities hunt escaped inmates

Authorities hunt escaped inmates
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 7:09am

Two inmates with long criminal histories — including one awaiting trial for capital murder — escaped an East Texas jail, dumped their black-and-white scrubs and were fleeing a manhunt Tuesday, authorities said.

Brian Allen Tucker of Sulphur Springs and John Marlin King of Cumby slipped past a fence around a recreation yard at the Hopkins County Jail around 8 a.m. Tuesday, said officials with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.

The two men dumped their jail uniforms on rail tracks near the jail, Deputy Alvin Jordan said. They had white T-shirts and boxer shorts on underneath, and Sheriff Butch Adams said it was possible they had clothes stashed on the outside.

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