Escaped Killer Back in Custody

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Marshals service says they have
captured escaped convicted killer Charles Victor Thompson in
Shreveport.

Marianne Matus with the U.S. Marshals Service said Thompson was
in custody, but did not provide any additional details.

Authorities had been searching for Johnson since he fled the
Harris County Jail late Thursday, using a smuggled set of clothes
and a fake identification badge to get past the guards.

Thompson was convicted in 1999 for the shooting deaths a year
earlier of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

Dennise Hayslip, 39, was from Tomball and Darren Keith Cain, 30, was from nearby Spring.

Harris County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lieutenant John
Martin said Friday that Thompson's escape resulted from "multiple
errors" by jail personnel.

Matus had said earlier Sunday that authorities had received
valuable tips about Thompson's possible whereabouts.

The U.S. Marshals Service had offered a $10,000 reward
for Thompson's capture and designated him a federal fugitive in
order to use its resources to find him.

Thompson was sentenced to death on October 28 and was being
held in the county jail until he could be transferred to a prison
in Livingston.


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