A sense of relief in Sulphur Springs Thursday night as a three day search for two Hopkins County jail escapees came to a close.

John King and Brian Tucker, who was put on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list hours prior to his capture, were found in Cooper, TX just before 5 p.m.

"They were hiding in a red barn on a pasture in Cooper," said Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams.

The men were back in Hopkins County before 7 p.m.

The black 2010 Saturn VUE, stolen by the escapees, was also recovered Thursday evening. Tucker and King face Escape while Confined charges. Two individuals in Delta County were arrested for Hindering Apprehension, after helping to hide the fugitives.

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office parking lot was full of relieved and smiling East Texans Thursday evening as the ordeal came to an end.


 

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