Sheriff’s office: Escaped Harrison Co. inmate captured

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Roy Lee Vaughn, 33, is wanted in Harrison County after police say he worked off a work detail early Friday morning. A reward is being offered. (Source: Harrison County Sheriff’s Office)

HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) – An inmate who walked from an assignment early Friday morning is back in custody.

Roy Lee Vaughn, 33, is wanted in Harrison County after police say he worked off a work detail early Friday morning. A reward is being offered. (Source: Harrison County Sheriff’s Office)

Marshall/Harrison County Crime Stoppers stated on their Facebook page Saturday afternoon that 33-year-old Roy Lee Vaughn, who is an inmate worker that walked away from a job, was once again in custody.

Deputies say around 6:15 a.m., Vaughn was being escorted in the main jail to the trash dumpster when he ran away from the area where the trash containers are washed.

The Marshall Texas Sherrif’s Office arrested him around 1:30 p.m. Saturday on East End Blvd. after a search by deputies and K-9 units.

“The citizens should be very proud of the law enforcement officers who come to the community to make our county safe, regardless of the uniform that they wear,” said Sheriff Brandon Fletcher. The search included the Marshall Police Department, TDCJ K-9 bloodhounds, and the US Marshall Service.

Vaughn has been placed in jail in the general population. He is charged with escape from custody.

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