Escaped Harrison County Inmate Caught In Longview

An inmate accused of shooting an East Texas sheriff's deputy and a security guard at Marshall Regional Medical Center, has been nabbed tonight in Longview. The Harrison County Sheriff's Department says 52 year old David Allen Russell was found at a Longview apartment complex on Bill Owens parkway near the loop.

A tip led officers to the scene, where Russell surrendered. He had been held on a burglary charge. Russell had been taken to the hospital for a checkup.

The wounded deputy and the security guard will be okay. Sheriff Tom McCool says Russell, who was in handcuffs and a belly chain, got into a struggle with the female deputy. The guard tried to help the officer. That's when Russell managed to shoot the pair and steal a car from the parking lot. He's believed to have dumped that vehicle and stolen another somewhere along the way.

Kerri Panchuk, reporting.