Keaton Fox, NBC 5 News
The search for 2 men who escaped from the Hopkins County Jail enters day 3.
The search for two escapees from the Hopkins County Jail enters its third day Thursday morning with no new sightings.
Brian Allen Tucker and John Marlin King escaped from the 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.
Overnight, police continued to look for a 2010 Saturn VUE that was stolen Wednesday from a home about two miles from the jail. Inside the SUV was a .22 caliber handgun.
There's no direct evidence that the two escapees are responsible for the theft, but the department is very interested in finding that car, said Hopkins County Sheriff's Deputy Sergeant Brad Cummings.
The SUV has Texas license plates CR6-D425.
Dozens of tips about the stolen car came in overnight, but none have panned out so far, Cummings said.
The department continues to invite and tips from citizens.
Cummings emphasized that if anyone is helping the pair, they face a third 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.