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07/09/08 - TEXARKANA (KSLA)

Update: One Texarkana Jail Inmate Caught, Three On The Loose

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Law enforcement officers in Texarkana are now looking for three escapees from the local jail, and there's a possibility they may be in East Texas.

Five inmates, all jailed on crimes considered violent, hacked their way through the bars on a second story window of the jail, broke through glass and climbed a razor wire fence around 9:30 pm Tuesday night.

One of the inmates was captured around 7:30 am this morning at a bank in Miller County (the Texarkana area) while trying to withdraw money from an account.

Codarrius Morris, 24, was caught this afternoon just before 5:00 pm.

The inmates still on the loose include Benny Ray Johnson, 23, Kenneth Dewayne Riley, 40,  and Anthony Brown, 30.

Authorities as far west as Arlington have been notified of the escape. If you see any of these men, call authorities immediately. According to Lt. Sue Nichols with the Miller County Sheriff's Office, all of the escapees are to be considered dangerous.  The charges against most of them include aggravated robbery.  At least one inmate, Anthony Brown, has escaped before, Nichols said.

This is the third time this year that inmates have escaped from the Miller County Jail.

Back in February, two inmates climbed out through a section of the roof that was undergoing repairs.  They were caught two days later.

Two months later --in April-- three other inmates squeezed through the same window used in the latest escape and scaled a razor wire fence.   

Some information courtesy of KSLA News 12 in Shreveport.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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