Escaped Texas Capital Murder Suspect Recaptured

A Texas capital murder suspect who escaped earlier this week from a county jail along with another inmate was recaptured Thursday, just hours after a $10,000 reward was offered for information about his whereabouts.

Brian Allen Tucker (DPS photo)

AUSTIN (April 4, 2013)—Jail escapee Brian Allen Tucker, 45, of Sulphur Springs, who was added earlier Thursday to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list, was back in custody Thursday evening along with a second inmate who fled with him.

A $10,000 reward was offered Thursday for information leading to his capture.

Tucker, an Ayran Brotherhood member, and the second inmate, John Marlin King of Cumby, escaped Tuesday from the Hopkins County Jail in Sulphur Springs.

They were recaptured Thursday in Cooper, about 20 miles from the jail.

King was sentenced last month to 40 years in prison in a drug case.

Tucker, who’s accused of using shoelaces to strangle a man to death, has an extensive criminal history that includes capital murder, assault, burglary, theft, fraud and driving while intoxicated, the DPS said.

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