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Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Reported The Capture Of An Escaped Prisoner Serving Life Sentence

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An escaped prisoner in Texas serving a life sentence for sexual abuse of a child was captured after nearly a day on the run, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice reported.

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Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Update On The Escaped Prisoner

SOURCE– Robert Yancy Jr., a 39-year-old prisoner serving a life sentence, was captured Monday after nearly a day on the run, according to the reports of Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The escaped prisoner, Robert Yancy, was then taken into custody in Matagorda County, just after 8 a.m. local time, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice reported. Yancy will now face felony escape charges in addition to his life sentence, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.

Robert Yancy had been last seen on Sunday afternoon at around 3:38 p.m. local time, before he escaped. Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a release that he was in the Clemens Unit in Brazoria, Texas. Matagorda County is just about 30 miles southwest of Brazoria.

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Yancy’s Mother Was Arrested As Well For Facilitating His Escape

According to Fox News, the escaped prisoner, Robert Yancy, was wearing a black beanie and sweater at the time of his escape, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said. He was in a white Nissan Versa with a license plate of DNR9145.

The mother of Robert Yancy, Leonor Priestle, was arrested later Sunday on a felony warrant during a traffic stop at around 8:25 p.m. local time. She’s been charged with facilitating Yancy’s escape, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Yancy’s mother was the one driving the white Nissan Versa. Another man, Russell Williams, was arrested, along with Yancy and his mother. He was charged with criminal intent to escape for helping Robert Yancy, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.

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