Authorities make quick work of finding inmate who escaped while being transported from Bi-State Jail


TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – A Bi-State Jail inmate’s attempt for freedom was cut short Wednesday morning when Bowie County Sheriff’s deputies caught up with him in Hooks, Texas after an ill-fated early morning escape went south.

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, inmate Kylon Chevon Clark, 20, was being loaded into a transport van in the basement of the Bi-State Building when, still wearing prison garb and handcuffs, he took off on foot, according to Bowie County Sheriff Jeff Neal.

BCSO Sgt. Zacherias Price chased Clark, but lost sight of him around 4th and Main Streets in Texarkana, Texas.

A multiple agency manhunt was launched, and in addition to the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office, officers from the Texarkana Texas and Texarkana, Ark. Police Departments searched the area where Clark was last seen but came up empty-handed.

A native of Hooks, Clark is being held on a charge of indecency with a juvenile.

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