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11/27/03 - Lufkin

Fugitive Update

The fugitive from Oklahoma whose flight ended here in East Texas after he was shot by a man he had abducted will spend another day in the hospital.

Authorities anticipated a possible transfer to jail of Scott Eizember Thanksgiving morning, but Lt. Jimmy York with the Angelina County Sheriff's Department says it will probably occur on Friday.

Eizember was shot three times by Dr. Samuel Peebles Sunday night.

He allegedly kidnapped Dr.Peebles and his wife in Arkansas, then forced them to drive to the East Texas area. That's when Dr. Peebles grabbed a gun in his van and shot Eizember.

Eizember is accused of killing an elderly couple on October 18th and trying to kill at least two other people.

The fugitive has been the feature on America's Most Wanted. A crew from the TV show was in Lufkin this week doing an update on his capture. It will air next week.

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