AUSTIN, Texas – Brian Allen Tucker, 45, a Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive and member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang, was arrested on Thursday in Cooper, Texas, according to state law enforcement officials.
Tucker, along with fellow escapee John King, was captured by multiple law enforcement agencies, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a press release on Friday. The two men had escaped Tuesday morning from the Hopkins County Jail.
Investigative leads led law enforcement to a property in Cooper, where they believed the pair was being harbored by the homeowner and stepson, DPS said. The fugitives were found in the loft of a barn behind the house.
Tucker, who was awaiting trial for capital murder at the time of his escape, and King were both transported to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office without incident, the release stated.