Texas teen inmate eludes guards during transfer - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Texas teen inmate eludes guards during transfer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities are searching for a 16-year-old state inmate who - while shackled - eluded guards by wriggling through a fence hole and jumping onto a passing train.

The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/UFK4Pc ) that the teen was serving time for a robbery and being taken to a maximum-security facility near Waco. Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokesman Jim Hurley says the teen told the guards he was feeling sick, so the guards stopped the van in San Antonio and let him out so he could vomit.

The teenager snuck through a hole in the fence and fled. He jumped onto a slow-moving work train passing by.

By the time authorities stopped the train, the teen had disappeared.

He remained at large Thursday night.

 

Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

News Channel 25 KXXV-TV
P.O. Box 2522
Waco, TX 76702

Phone Numbers:
Main: 254-754-2525
Tip Line: 254-757-2525

Links
Contact Us
KXXV Employment Opportunites
FCC Filings
Advertise on KXXV

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXXV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.