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Alvin Elliott, 25 was apprehended without incident when he was located by Texas Department of Criminal Justice search teams at about 4:15 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 about 2 miles from County Road 4400 in Winnsboro where he was last seen at about 8:15 a.m. (Courtesy of TDCJ)

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice located a trusty about eight hours after he escaped from the Johnston Unit near Winnsboro after he was believed to have walked off a work assignment outside the secure perimeter of the prison on Monday. 

Alvin Elliott, 25, was apprehended without incident when he was found by TDCJ search teams at about 4:15 p.m. about 2 miles from County Road 4400 in Winnsboro, where he was last seen at about 8:15 a.m., according to the department's social media page.

TDCJ said Elliott is a probationer who has been assigned to Johnston as a condition of his probation since June 24. He was convicted of burglary of a habitation out of Morris County, according to the department of criminal justice. 

Elliott will likely face additional charges, according to the department. 

Crime and Breaking News Reporter

I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college and studied journalism.

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