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Hopkins County Sheriff's Office: Escaped inmate, other in custody after planned escape

(Source: Hopkins County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Hopkins County Sheriff's Office)
HOPKINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Officials have found and taken into custody the escaped inmate from Hopkins County. 

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According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, Barney Ebey was taken into custody in Henderson County Tuesday evening after a manhunt through wooded areas.

In the apprehension, Hopkins County deputies were assisted by Henderson County, TDCJ Canine Units, and U.S. Marshals. 

On Tuesday, the inmate was on a work detail and walked off from the Hopkins County Civic Center. Ebey was in jail for an organized crime charge related to a theft of heavy equipment.

The person who helped facilitate the escape was seen on video giving the escapee a ride away from the area and is now in custody, according to Hopkins County officials.

Officials said that they determined that it was a planned escape and this person was scheduled to pick up the escapee.

Officials have not released the identity of the person involved. 

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