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Erath County: Escaped Inmate Captured

An inmate in the Erath County Jail escaped late Friday afternoon, but quick action by a handful of law enforcement agencies led to the man’s arrest. At approximately 4 p.m., 29-year-old Joshua Allen Daniel was able to escape custody while he was in the recreation yard. Authorities quickly learned that Daniel received assistance from his girlfriend and that they may have been headed towards Oklahoma. A couple of hours into the search, the girlfriend called authorities and told the they were near Fort Worth, but she said they had been separated. Cell phone information and a random call of a prowler, allowed police to determine a perimeter and Daniel was eventually found hiding in a dog house. Daniel and his girlfriend were both arrested and are being sent back to Erath County. Officials say there is a full investigation to how Daniel escaped the jail.