Hunt for Texas fugitives turns to stolen vehicle

Associated Press
This booking photo provided by the The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office shows Brian Allen Tucker. On Tuesday, April 2, 2013,  Tucker, an inmate awaiting trial on a capital murder charge in a 2011 slaying and another prisoner, John Marlin King, broke out of the Hopkins County Jail. (AP Photo/The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office)

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SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The hunt for a capital murder suspect and a convicted drug offender who escaped from an East Texas jail has turned to a missing crossover SUV.

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office says Brian Allen Tucker and John Marlin King remain at large.

Sgt. Brad Cummings says searchers are now seeking a black 2010 Saturn Vue reported stolen in Sulphur Springs Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle had Texas plates with the number CR6D425. Inside was a nickel-plated .22-caliber Derringer pistol.

The inmates fled the jail in Sulphur Springs Tuesday morning. Sulphur Springs is about 75 miles northeast of Dallas.

Tucker is awaiting trial on a capital murder charge. Cummings says he has short hair and "drop dead" tattooed on the back of his head.

King pleaded guilty last month to drug possession.

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