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07/17/03 - Longview

Escaped Inmate Suspected Of Drug Use

East Texas police believe an escaped inmate from Harrison County may have been under the influence of drugs when he was captured in Longview last week.

52-year-old David Allen Russell escaped from a Marshall hospital where he allegedly shot a deputy and a security guard before fleeing to Longview in a stolen car.

He was arrested at a Longview apartment complex where police say they found what may be crack cocaine in the apartment he was hiding in before his capture.

Russell is being held without bond in the Harrison County Jail.

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