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2 Prisoners, Including Murder Suspect, Escape East Texas Jail

April 02, 2013  | 

A manhunt is underway for Hopkins County Jail escapees John Marlin King (L) and Brian Allen Tucker (R). (credit: Hopkins Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)
A manhunt is underway for Hopkins County Jail escapees John Marlin King (L) and Brian Allen Tucker (R). (credit: Hopkins Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)
Hopkins County, Texas, officials are searching for two inmates who escaped from the county jail in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday morning.

The men have been identified as 44-year-old Bryan Allen Tucker, who has been indicted on capital murder charges, and 39-year-old John Marlin King, who’s in jail on theft charges.

Authorities told CBSDFW the two men were able to scale a fence in the female rec yard just after 8:00 a.m. and have since been able to change out of their prison attire.

Tucker is described as a white male, standing 5-foot-7 and weighing 171 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and has a number of tattoos. Tucker is from Mesquite but is a resident of Sulphur Springs and knows the area well.

King is a 5-foot-8 white male at 165 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. He is from Crumby.

Tags: Jail Management, Hopkins County (Texas) Sheriff, Prisoner Escape


Comments (2)

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Leonard Mather @ 4/2/2013 6:21 PM

I would like to know how two males had access to the female rec yard. That alone seems like quite an accomplishment. Is the female rec yard without barbed or razor wire at the top? At least both of these males were not overweight and proved being able to demonstrate agility. Working against them are their looks, in that they portray the typical Lombroso type "Bad Ass" appearance making them stand out like sore thumbs.

mtpgman @ 4/3/2013 5:44 AM

Aw, come on Leonard. Nothing says "I'm just an innocent, misunderstood little lamb" like a barbed wire tattoo around the neck.

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