MANHUNT IN MILAM

By MIKE BROWN

Team from Department of Corrections searches woods near Milam County Road 234.Team from Department of Corrections searches woods near Milam County Road 234.  The Milam County Sheriff;s Department, and many area and state agencies, were hunting Thursday  for a man who might be a convicted killer in a rural, wooded area off County Road 234.

   A man matching the description of 29-year-old Trent Archie, who escaped from the Walker County (Huntsville) Jail Tuesday, ran from Milam authorities about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday morning, dogs and a horseback team from the Department of Corrections were summoned and the DPS sent a helicopter.

   Archie was convicted of murder in 2004. An appeals court reversed that decision five years later but June 8 the state Court of Criminal Appeals re-instated the conviction. Archie remained free on bond, was sent to jail on a drug possession charge but escaped after overpowering a guard.

  A Thursday morning report by a San Antonio television station that Archie had been recaptured in Marlin that morning was unfounded, accoring to the Milam County Sheriff's Department.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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