IN CUSTODY: Bowie County inmate captured after taking off on foot

Clark, 20, is 5′8″, 150 pounds, and is from Hooks, Texas. He was last seen wearing blue jail...
Clark, 20, is 5′8″, 150 pounds, and is from Hooks, Texas. He was last seen wearing blue jail clothing and handcuffs. He was being held on a charge of indecency with a child.(BCSO | Bowie County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 5:35 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2021 at 8:39 PM CST
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TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) — The Texarkana, Texas, Police Department has announced that an inmate who made his escape on foot is back in custody.

Kylon Clark, 20, was captured in Hooks, Texas. That’s about 10-15 miles from where he took off.

He fled around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Bowie County Jail staffers were transferring inmates from Bi-State Jail to the Annex Jail. While loading inmates into a van, Clark took off running, according to a news release from Bowie County Sheriff Jeff Neal.

Clark was still handcuffed when he broke and ran from the building basement, the sheriff said.

“He just took off running while they were loading inmates on a van, decided to take off running,” Neal said. “They gave chase immediately but were not able to catch him in a foot pursuit,” said Neal.

UPDATE: Clark was arrested a few minutes ago in Hooks. Thanks for everyone keeping an eye out for...

Posted by Texarkana Texas Police Department on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

A little after 6 a.m., Hooks Police Chief Ricky Woodard spotted Clark on Washington Street still wearing handcuffs and in his inmate uniform. Clark then proceeded to take off on foot.

“When I pulled to cut him off he did not recognize me as being a police officer at first because I was in an unmarked vehicle,” the police chief recalled. “And when I got out to take him into custody, that’s when he realized who I was. He has had contact with me before, he knew I was the police chief and that’s when he fled on foot.”

Deputies used tracking dogs to locate the escapee hiding underneath a vacant house on Grant Street.

Clark was being held in jail on charges of indecency with a child. Now he faces an additional charge of escape.

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