Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


May 10, 2014

Missing inmate caputured

Second arrest made in escape

CHEROKEE COUNTY — EDITOR'S NOTE: After press time Friday night, Capt. John Raffield send a press release to confirm that a correctional officer at the Cherokee County Jail was the second person charged in the escape of Thomas Kyle Wagoner. Miranda Shay Emmons, 22, of Jacksonville was released on a $10,000 bond Friday.


Officials captured Cherokee County inmate Thomas Kyle Wagoner, 23, in Frio County about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Captain John R. Raffield.

Wagoner was taken into custody by deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service and was transported to Medina County Jail in Hondo, where he was awaiting extradition Friday morning back to Cherokee County Jail.

Late Wednesday, Raffield issued a press release stating that Wagoner, a trustee at the jail, had “walked off.” It is unclear how the inmate was able to leave the facility, however a second arrest early Friday morning may be key to the escape.

Raffield said officers arrested a “second individual” about 3 a.m. Friday and charged that person with permitting or facilitating escape, a third-degree felony. The individual's name had not been released, pending arraignment, as of press time Friday.

Raffield said the investigation is ongoing, and it is not known at this time if more people will be charged or if those in custody will have more charges filed against them.

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