Inmate Tries Escape In Gregg County

A bizarre incident at the Gregg County Jail as a suspect fakes his death to try and escape from police.   27-year old Ricky Darrell Guinn of Longview was arrested on drug charges Thursday. When he was being booked into jail, Guinn made jailers believe he "was not " breathing and might have died. When officers tried to examine him, Guinn bolted up and escaped only to be caught after a short chase.

Officers say Guinn had tried to discard 3 bags of crack cocaine in his possession while escaping.    He's being held without bond.