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and end the search. His partner in crime was
captured about ten o'clock this morning. Three
blood hminM hounds from Kaufman county are
brought to the area and sent out in search of
a scent that might lead officers to their man.
At the county seat, the 26-year-old Johnson is
behind bars after a brief freedom which lasted
about 39 hours. He was arrested as he crawled
through a fence to U.S. highway 82, about two
miles from Saint Jo.
The latest lead in the search for af jailbreaker
Jerry Mack Dorrough is provided by a farm resident,
Mrs. Henry Cole, who lives about four miles South.
west of the Montague county town of Saint 1 Jo
where Dorrough and his fellow escaper, Gerald Ray
Johnson, fled from a wrecked pickup truck. Mrs.
Cole says she spotted a man fitting Dorrough's
description in a creek bed near her home. Officers
converge on the area hoping to flush out Dorrough
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Capture], item, May 29, 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc959886/m1/1/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.