Authorities nab Bowie Co. jail escapee - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Authorities nab Bowie Co. jail escapee

ESCAPED: Marques Tervon Franklin, 18 (Source: Bowie County Sheriff's Office) ESCAPED: Marques Tervon Franklin, 18 (Source: Bowie County Sheriff's Office)
BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) -

Twelve hours of freedom will cost Bowie County escapee Marques Tervon Franklin an additional criminal charge now that he is back behind bars.

Authorities say they caught Franklin about 6 p.m. Saturday, nearly 12 hours after he escaped from the Bowie County Jail Annex on Front Street in Texarkana sometime between 5:30 and 6:30 Saturday morning.

Bowie County Investigators say they learned that Franklin was at a residence on Shellwood in Wake Village. Authorities say Franklin was looking out the door just as Lt. Jerl Palmore and Investigator Robby McCarver approached the residence.

Franklin slammed the door, ran out the back, and jumped the back fence, authorities say.  The officers, assisted by other Bowie County deputies, Wake Village police and Nash police officers, then chased Franklin, Bowie County officials say. 

They caught Franklin and took him to the Bi State Justice Center.  An investigation on how he managed to escape continues.

He was being held on $111,000 total bond, pending two counts of robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of evading arrest, and failure to identify. Now, Franklin will also face escape charges, authorities say.  
Copyright 2012 KSLA. All rights reserved.

MUGSHOT GALLERY: Wanted in the ArkLaTex [SIDEBAR]

Updated:

Click here for a good look at suspects wanted by law enforcement all over the ArkLaTex! More>>

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:19:49 GMT
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
  • Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:09:01 GMT
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:19:50 GMT

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly