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 says 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 was being held on $1 million bond in the 2011 death of Bobby Riley of Mahoney. Riley was strangled in his home and some music instruments and firearms had been stolen.

 

Associated Press