Murder Suspect Who Escaped From Texas Jail Recaptured

HOUSTON (July 18, 2014) Capital murder suspect Jamon Walker, who escaped Friday from a jail in Houston, was recaptured after about 30 minutes on the run.

Investigators are trying to determine how got loose.

A deputy who was transporting inmates spotted Walker in an authorized area and ordered him to stop, but Walker ran past the deputy and out of the building, authorities said.

Patrol deputies recaptured Walker in downtown Houston following a brief foot chase.

Walker was arrested last July in the investigation of the shooting death of Gerald Johnson.

Walker was captured driving the victim's stolen car, authorities said.

A lockdown of all three county detention facilities during Friday's escape was lifted after the inmate was recaptured.


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