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7/4/04-East Texas

Prisoner Recaptured Following Crime Spree

A prisoner is once again behind bars after he escaped from custody during a transfer Saturday.

53-year old Richard Allen Hancock, overpowered two guards and took a fellow inmate hostage during a prison transfer between Bowie and Kaufman county jails yesterday.  Hancock was captured in Bonham.

Before that, authorities say he hijacked the sheriff's department van, stole two other cars and took three more hostages.  None of those hostages were injured.

Hancock is in the Delta County jail on multiple charges including aggravated assault, kidnapping and evading arrest.

Chris Gibson, reporting
cgibson@kltv.com

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