Escaped inmate located, taken into custody in Winnsboro

Escaped inmate located, taken into custody in Winnsboro
Officials are searching for Alvin Elliott, 25, who escaped from prison. (Source: KLTV)

WINNSBORO, Texas (KLTV) - Search teams with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have located and apprehended an inmate who escaped during a work assignment in Winnsboro.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 25-year-old Alvin Elliott, a trusty at the Clyde M. Johnston Unit, reportedly fled from a work assignment outside of the unit. He was last seen at about 8:15 a.m. near County Road 4400 in Winnsboro.

A search was conducted in the area near County Road 4400 where he was last seen. The area is reported to be heavily wooded.

TDCJ reports teams found Elliott at about 4 p.m. He was located about two miles from where he went missing and was taken into custody without incident.

According to TDCJ, Elliott was convicted of burglary of a habitation out of Morris County. He is a probationer who was assigned to the Johnston unit as part of his probation. He has been in custody at the unit since June 24, 2019.

TDCJ reports that Elliott will likely face additional charges.

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