SUSPECTS CAPTURED IN HOUSTON, ON TEXAS 36

By MIKE BROWN

Department of Corrections horseback team searches woods near County Road 234.Department of Corrections horseback team searches woods near County Road 234.  A manhunt, led by the Milam County Sheriff's Department for a suspect orignally thought to match the description of a convicted killer, was terminated just before noon Thursday on County Road 234. That subject was arrested just after midnight in Houston, never having been in Milam County.

    Six hours later a different man, charged only with evading arrest, was apprehended in Milam County and was identified as the subject of two calls which triggered manhunts Thursday morning and afternoon.

  A man initially thought to match  the description of 29-year-old Trent Archie  fled from authorities about 10 p.m. Wednesday on CR 234. Thursday a horseback team and dogs from the Texas Department of Corrections, along with a DPS helicopter joined the search.

   Archie was arrested about 1 a.m. Friday after a foot chase near a friend's home in Houston. Walker County (Huntsville) authorities did not believe the Milam County fugitive was Archie. There was also a false report by a San Antonio television station that Archie had been arrested in Marlin.

   About 7:30 a.m. Friday, 19-year-old Anthony White of Houston was apprehended "without incident" on Texas 36 near CR 234. "Deputies identified him as the suspect who had run the previous day," Chief Deputy Chris White said.

  Archie was convicted of murder in 2004. An appeals court reversed that conviction five years later, but the State Court of Appeals re-instated the conviction June 8. Archie, who was free on bond, was arrested on a drug charge but escaped Tuesday by overpowering guards at the Walker County (Huntsville) Jail.

  After 13 hours of searching, the Milam manhunt was called off about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Deputy White said about an hour later another report was received of a suspect walking across a field near CR 380. Deputies and troopers again converged on the area.

  Deputy White said another 10 hours of searching ensued. After that search was also terminated, several troopers remained overnight in the area.


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