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3/2/04 - Longview

Escapee Captured At Bus Station

The Longview man who escaped arrest and fled into a church crowded with children is now behind bars.

25 year old Blaine Kauffman was arraigned Tuesday morning on charges of violation of probation, which is the charge deputies were trying to arrest him for Monday. Now he's also charged with escape.

Investigators say Kauffman was in custody outside the courthouse when he fled into the First Presbyterian church across the street. He was found Tuesday morning at the bus station.

Amy Tatum reporting.

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