Recent photo of Brian Tucker (Source: Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Office)
Mugshot of John Marlin King (Source: Hopkins County Jail)
tattoo on the back on Tucker's head (Source: Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Office)
This is a 2010 Saturn Vue, similar to the vehicle that police are looking for (Source: Cars.com)
HOPKINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
The search for two career criminals who escaped from the Hopkins County Jail, now in its third day, focuses on a stolen SUV the duo may be driving.
According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, Brian Allen Tucker, 45, and John Marlin King, 39, escaped from the Hopkins County Jail on Tuesday morning. Tucker was awaiting trial for capital murder, King had been indicted for evading arrest.
The men were in a recreation yard when they manage to escaped through a fence. Both are considered armed and dangerous.
Officials are seeking a stolen black 2010 Saturn Vue that may be connected to the two inmates. It was spotted in the Sulphur Springs area on Wednesday. The vehicle's license plate number is CR6D425.
A nickel-plated .22 caliber Derringer was in the vehicle when it was stolen.
Sergeant Brad Cummings confirms that yesterday about 3 p.m. there was a positive ID on King entering the home of a female acquaintance. He got food and something to drink and got into the passenger side of a black SUV and left.
There will not be charges pressed against the female whose home King got the food and drink from because she immediately called the sheriff's office when he left.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Tucker to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list. According to a DPS press release, Tucker has possible ties to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
Tucker is described as 5'7", weighing 171 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He previously had a light mustache and goatee, but is now clean-shaven and has shorter hair, according to Hopkins County Judge Chris Brown. He also has a tattoo of barbed wire around his neck. Tucker also has a tattoo on the back of his head that says "Drop Dead." He also has the words "White Pride" tattooed on his upper back, a ram skull in the middle of his back, and several tattoos of the grim reaper and the devil.
King is 5'8", 165 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. He also had a light mustache and goatee, but is now clean-shaven and has shorter hair.
If you see the vehicle or either fugitive, do not approach them and call 911 immediately. Anyone with tips, clues or anonymous tips should call Lake Country Crime Stoppers at 903-885-2020. Up to a $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the pair's arrest.
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