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Hunt resumes for 2 Texas jail escapees

Published On: Apr 03 2013 09:05:53 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 03 2013 09:19:01 AM CDT
Escaped inmates

John Marlin King, left, and Brian Allen Tucker, right, an inmate awaiting trial on a capital murder charge in a 2011 slaying. The two men broke out of the Hopkins County Jail and were later caught during April 2013.

Tucker, 45, lived in Abilene and was in inmate in Taylor County Jail in 1994.

Photo courtesy of Hopkins County Sheriff's Office

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP) -

A capital murder suspect and convicted drug offender who escaped from a jail in East Texas have spent a rainy night on the run.
    
The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office said Brian Allen Tucker and John Marlin King remain at large Wednesday. The air and ground search that ended late Tuesday night resumed at dawn as more rain fell in the area.
    
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.