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April 2, 2013

UPDATE: Most Hunt County schools on lockdown after inmates escape Sulphur Springs jail

No indication that inmates headed toward Greenville

GREENVILLE — UPDATE 12:01 p.m.: Caddo Mills ISD is currently on lockdown. Rockwall ISD and Royse CIty ISD are not.

UPDATE 10:45 a.m.: Cumby ISD is also on lockdown. Quinlan ISD is not on lockdown at this time. Boles ISD is not currently on lockdown, as a school district representative indicated they have been informed the suspects are contained in the Cumby area.

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: As of 10;25 a.m., the Greenville, Commerce, Campbell, and Lone Oak school districts are on lockdown. The Celeste and Caddo Mills ISDs are taking precautionary measures. The Wolfe City ISD normally keeps their buildings locked at all times, according to a district spokesperson. All school districts in the county are aware of the situation in Hopkins County.

UPDATE 10:14 a.m.: Lone Oak ISD is also currently on lockdown. Texas A&M University-Commerce is not on lockdown, and the breakout has not affected the A&M-Commerce class schedule. A&M-Commerce is urging all students to take safety precautions. An IRIS alert has been released.

UPDATE 10:08 a.m.: The two inmates have been identified as Brian Allen Tucker of Sulphur Springs and John Marlin King of Cumby. According to the Associated Press, Tucker was being held on $1 million bond in the death of Bobby Riley of Mahoney. 

All of the Greenville Independent School District campuses have been placed on external lock-down, according to GISD. Students and staff will remain inside for the rest of the school day. GISD received word that two inmates from Hopkins County Jail in Sulphur Springs had escaped, and were dressed in plain clothes. According to GISD, there is no indication that they are headed to Greenville. 

Commerce ISD campuses have been placed on modified lockdown as well.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said at least one of the escaped inmates may have local connections.

"I think one of them does, in the Lone Oak area," Meeks said. "We are checking on that right now."

Meeks said some of his deputies are assisting the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office with the investigation.

We will release more information as it becomes available.

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