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Missing Cass County inmate captured

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

CASS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An overnight search for a fugitive who fled from custody ends in his capture. The escape happened late yesterday morning outside Cass County Jail in Linden.

Police arrested 30 year old Justin Arnold, Thursday in Houston, on a warrant for failure to pay child support. Cass County Jail was his destination, but when authorities arrived, Arnold bolted from the law enforcement van fleeing into the nearby woods. Sheriffs organized a search even using dogs, yet there was no sign of Arnold.

The big surprise came around 1:30 A.M. Saturday when the man on the run finally turned up. After nine hours of freedom Arnold was caught by Linden Police , only a mile away from the sheriff's office. Officials are still trying to figure out how he kept from being found and why he ran from a charge with minimal punishment to now face felony escape charges.

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