Texarkana Prison Inmate Attempts Third Escape


147330 (1)Last Thursday an inmate attempted to escape the Bowie County Correctional Annex by climbing a fence. The inmate, Derrick Estell, got caught in the razor wire and had to be transported to the hospital.

Estell had national news coverage when he successfully escaped the Garland County Jail in Hot Spring, Arkansas by jumping through a small waiting room window.

Estell robbed a Hot Springs bank in March of 2013. At the time Garland County Sheriff told KATV, “He’s basically been on a crime wave between here and Springfield and just been a nuisance to everybody.”

Estell spent a month on the run until U.S. Marshals caught up with him and his girlfriend in a vacant house in Florida.

He is being held at Bowie County Correctional Annex behind the Bi-state Justice Building for the U.S. Marshals Service. The Arkansas Department of Corrections website lists Estell’s current facility as “Garland County Waiting List.”

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