Police Capture Felon Who Escaped Jail with Help from Mom, Girlfriend

Van Zandt County Jail(DALLAS) — Authorities in Texas have caught an inmate who escaped a county detention center with help from his mother and girlfriend.

Jay Scott McEvers, 47, escaped from Van Zandt County Detention Center -- located about 60 miles east of Dallas -- on Wednesday. The Van Zandt County Constable's Office confirmed that McEvers had been captured Thursday morning. No other details were released.

Authorities said McEvers was considered armed and dangerous and may have been driving a red Chevrolet Cobalt.

McEvers was booked at the detention center on April 14 for possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

His criminal history includes an armed bank robbery and various drug charges.

Overnight, deputies arrested McEvers' mother, Carolyn McEvers, and girlfriend, Cynthia Heese, in connection to the case.
 
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