Texas Prison Escapee Captured Naked in the Woods

Prisoner had ties to North Texas

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    Kendrick Davis escaped from the Kyle Correctional Center Saturday, he was captured a few hours later, without clothes, hiding in a wooded area a few hundred yards from the facility. (Published Saturday, Apr 26, 2014)

    The search is over for a prison escapee with ties to North Texas.

    Kendrick Rishard Davis, 34, escaped from the Kyle Correctional Center just after 2 p.m. Saturday. He was captured sometime around 8 p.m.

    KXAN-TV reports officers dragged Davis out of a wooded area several hundred yards from the correctional facility. He was naked except for the white socks he was still wearing.

    Officers saw Davis jump a fence but could not catch him. At the time authorities said he was wearing boxer briefs and only one shoe.

    The Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter searched for him by air while a tracking dog was used on the ground, according to Jerry Hendrix with the City of Kyle.

    Davis was convicted in 1996 of two counts of aggravated robbery in Dallas County. He was sentenced to 25 years.

    The privately-run minimum security facility is located between Austin and San Marcos.