- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

CANTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a man who escaped from an East Texas jail has been captured.

Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 46-year-old Jay Scott McEvers had been captured. McEvers, who was being held on drug and firearm charges, escaped from the Van Zandt County Detention Center on Wednesday.

Authorities did not immediately release details on how he escaped, but said his mother had been arrested for facilitating escape.

The jail is in Canton, which is about 60 miles east of Dallas.


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