Deputies Confirm Sighting of Hopkins County Escapee John King
There has been a confirmed sighting of Hopkins County escapee John King. According to Sgt. Brad Cummings with the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, King visited the home of an acquaintance.
The visit took place at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday on Farm-to-Market Road 3134 in the northwestern part of Hopkins County.
King left in a black SUV and was traveling with an unidentified passenger according to Cummings. Deputies can't confirm if that person was other escapee Brian Tucker.
No charges will be filed against the woman because she called police right after the pair left her home.
Police are looking for the 2010 Saturn VUE with Texas license plates CR6-D425. Also inside the SUV was a .22 caliber handgun., but officials can't confirm if that was the SUV taken from the acquaintance's home.
Brian Allen Tucker and John Marlin King escaped from the Hopkins County Jail Tuesday morning by slipping through a hole in a fence. They were only in a T-shirt and boxers after leaving their jail clothes near railroad tracks close to the jail.
The department continues to invite and tips from citizens. Cummings emphasized that if anyone is helping the pair, they face a 3rd-degree felony and will go to jail.
The search will resume, despite wet conditions. Several agencies are involved, including the Department of Public Safety and a number of area police departments.