Hunt resumes for 2 inmates who escaped Texas jail

Hunt resumes for 2 inmates who escaped Texas jail

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A capital murder suspect and a convicted drug offender who escaped from an East Texas jail have spent a rainy night on the run.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office says Brian Allen Tucker and John Marlin King remain at large today. Sgt. Brad Cummings says Tucker has short hair and “drop dead” tattooed on the back of his head.

The inmates fled the jail in Sulphur Springs by scaling a fence or slipping through a gap in a perimeter fence Tuesday morning. Sulphur Springs is about 75 miles northeast of Dallas.

Tucker, of Sulphur Springs, faces trial in the 2011 slaying of Bobby Riley of Mahoney. King, of Cumby, pleaded guilty last month to drug possession as a habitual offender and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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