Escapee Captured

A Gilmer man is finally captured after being on the run from police for a week.

A tip led police to Alvin McKnight at a residence in Gilmer Saturday afternoon.

Police say on February 9th McKnight had escaped from a back door of the Gladewater police department just after being arraigned on theft and weapons charges.

Five police agencies helped in the search for McKnight for the past week.

McKnight remains in the Upshur county jail tonight also charged with escape.

Amy Tatum, reporting.