WAKE VILLAGE, Texas (AP) - An escapee from a county jail in Texarkana has been recaptured in Wake Village, Texas.
Bowie County, Texas, Chief Deputy Larry Parker told the Texarkana Gazette that Marquis Tervon Franklin of Texarkana, Texas, was arrested Saturday afternoon.
Parker said a tip led officers to a home in Wake Village where deputies spotted Franklin and arrested him after a short chase on foot.
Franklin escaped the Bowie County Correctional Center between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Parker says investigators are still trying to determine how Franklin escaped.
Franklin was being held on charges of robbery, evading arrest, unauthorized use of a vehicle and failing to identify himself to authorities.