Police dogs help catch Houston-area jail escapee

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Associated Press

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:32 PM

CONROE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area bank robbery suspect who fled jail more than a week ago has been caught after police dogs tracked him into some woods.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says Britt Privatte was captured Thursday in north Harris County and a dozen people face charges.

Lt. Dan Norris says Privatte was seen walking from a hotel. Police dogs found Privatte into a tree, he jumped and ran but was caught. Privatte was treated for a dog bite before being returned to the lockup in Conroe.

Norris says 11 inmates are charged with hindering apprehension in the March 17 escape from a jail recreation area. A person from Cleveland, about 25 miles east of Conroe, faces evidence tampering charges.

Privatte was jailed on aggravated robbery charges following a January bank holdup.

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