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Hopkins Co. escapee added to 'Most Wanted List,' has potential ties to Aryan Brotherhood

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John Marlin King (Source: Hopkins County Jail) John Marlin King (Source: Hopkins County Jail)
Recent photo of Brian Tucker (Source: Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Office) Recent photo of Brian Tucker (Source: Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Office)
Tattoo on the back on Tucker's head (Source: Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Office) Tattoo on the back on Tucker's head (Source: Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Office)
This is a 2010 Saturn Vue, similar to the vehicle that police are looking for (Source: Cars.com) This is a 2010 Saturn Vue, similar to the vehicle that police are looking for (Source: Cars.com)
HOPKINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

The search for two career criminals who escaped from the Hopkins County Jail, now in its third day, focuses on a stolen SUV the duo may be driving.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has added one of the escaped inmates, Brian Allen Tucker, 45, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list. According to a DPS press release, Tucker has possible ties to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.

According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, Tucker and John Marlin King, 39, escaped from the Hopkins County Jail on Tuesday morning. Tucker was awaiting trial for capital murder, King had been indicted for evading arrest.

The men were in a recreation yard when they manage to escaped through a fence. Both are considered armed and dangerous.

Tucker is described as 5'7", weighing 171 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He previously had a light mustache and goatee, but is now clean-shaven and has shorter hair, according to Hopkins County Judge Chris Brown. He also has a tattoo of barbed wire around his neck. Tucker also has a tattoo on the back of his head that says "Drop Dead."

King is 5'8", 165 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. He also had a light mustache and goatee, but is now clean-shaven and has shorter hair.

Officials are seeking a stolen black 2010 Saturn Vue that may be connected to the two inmates. It was spotted in the Sulphur Springs area on Wednesday. The vehicle's license plate number is CR6D425.

A nickel-plated .22 caliber Derringer was in the stolen vehicle at the time.

Sgt. Brad Cummings confirms that yesterday about 3 p.m. there was a positive ID on King entering the home of a female acquaintance. He got food and something to drink and got into the passenger side of a black SUV and left. 

There will not be charges pressed against the female whose home King got the food and drink from because she immediately called the sheriff's office when he left.

If you see this vehicle or either fugitive, do not approach them and call 911 immediately. Anyone with tips, clues or anonymous tips should call Lake Country Crime Stoppers at 903-885-2020. Up to a $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the pair's arrest.

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