UPDATE: Archer Co. inmate that escaped custody has been caught

Manhunt for escaped Archer County inmate live

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - 37- year-old Luke Allen King is back in custody tonight. He told police that he wanted some to fresh air and exercise so he ran. The manhunt lasted an hour and ended behind Subway on Seymour Hwy.

Officials with Wichita Falls Police Department said an Archer County inmate being transported escaped custody on Tuesday just before noon.

They were asking people to be aware and keep an eye out in Wichita Falls for Luke Allen King.

King has now been detained by WFPD.

Be aware and keep an eye out in Wichita Falls for Luke Allen King.
Be aware and keep an eye out in Wichita Falls for Luke Allen King. (Source: Wichita Falls Police Department)

He was being transported by Archer County Sheriff’s Office for a mental health evaluation.

King freed himself from the handcuffs attached to his belly chain and escaped custody on foot, leading WFPD, WCSO and the involved ACSO Officers on a chase around the area of the 600 block of Sunset Drive and the WFISD bus barn for a little over an hour.

He was reported to be wearing a green Archer County Inmate uniform with grey sweatsuit underneath, along with his restraints.

King will be charged with escape from custody and placed on maximum security.

Stay with News Channel 6 for more on this developing situation.

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