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Shelby Co. authorities track down jail escapee

Troy Anderson mug shot courtesy of Shelby County Jail. Troy Anderson mug shot courtesy of Shelby County Jail.
CENTER, TX (KTRE) -

Shelby County deputies managed to track down a jail escapee Monday morning, six hours after his escape, according to the sheriff.

Sheriff Newton Johnson stated in a press release that Troy Lyles Anderson, 33, of Tenaha, escaped from the Shelby County Jail around 3 a.m. Monday by manipulating a locking mechanism on a jail door.

Johnson stated that authorities located Anderson on the 4000 block of County Road 1024, where his brother lives, at 9 a.m. Anderson was taken into custody without incident and returned to the jail.

Texas Rangers and DPS troopers assisted in the investigation.

Anderson was in jail on charges of resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm. Deputies filed a new charge of escape from a correctional facility.

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