Escaped inmate captured

By: KXII Staff & From Wire Reports Email
By: KXII Staff & From Wire Reports Email

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Two escapees from the Wynne Unit have been caught after a guard died today when she was run over by a stolen pickup.

Authorities say inmate John Ray Falk was nabbed shortly after fleeing a work detail near the prison north of Huntsville.

Jerry Martin was caught about two hours later -- up a tree, after search dogs picked up his scene.

A prison spokeswoman says after the inmates took the truck, they at some point stole another vehicle -- and ditched it, too.

Martin had been imprisoned since 1997 and was serving a 50-year sentence for attempted murder out of Collin County.

Falk was serving a life sentence since 1986 for a Matagorda County murder.

Both were working in a field along Interstate 45 when 59-year-old guard Susan Canfield was overpowered and run over.

Canfield had been a corrections officer for seven years.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by bart Location: love county on Sep 25, 2007 at 12:20 PM
    not every day but on the average of about once a month in brian county
  • by That Girl Location: Bryan County on Sep 25, 2007 at 11:01 AM
    I am glad to know that an escape is not an everyday thing too, but when it come to the pay for the officers, all I have to say is that they knew what the job would pay when they excepted it.
  • by Jennifer Location: Bonham on Sep 24, 2007 at 06:56 PM
    Has anyone looked at the pay for a correctional officer in Texas? Look at what they do and risk everyday for the $25000.00 a year they make. I am glad this in not an everyday thing but could be any of them on any given day. I hope they make an example out of them this time.
  • by Lady Location: Grayson on Sep 24, 2007 at 02:19 PM
    No second chances here...........Like Mr. X says.........."HANG 'EM"
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